August 14, 2017

The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 8.13.2017

It was another night where preliminary ratings won’t necessarily mean very much.  The entire CBS schedule was pushed 18 minutes in most of the country because the PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ran late, and there were NFL preseason preemptions affecting NBC and FOX.  Final ratings tomorrow morning will be more accurate.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Fast Demo 2017 Aug 13.SUN

ABC:  The network least likely to be adjusted tomorrow had new episodes of FUNDERDOME up 0.1 to 0.8, and THE $100,000 PYRAMID steady at 0.7.  The night started with reruns of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS and CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, both at 0.9.

FOX:  The TEEN CHOICE AWARDS are currently steady with last year’s 0.6, but the sitcom reruns that preceded it are suspiciously high at 0.7/0.7.

CBS:  For now, 60 MINUTES is at 1.3, BIG BROTHER is at 1.6, CANDY CRUSH is at 0.5, and a rerun of NCIS: LA is at 0.4.

NBC:  The current rating for DATELINE is 0.6, the same as the AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rerun that followed.

The year’s controversial season of BACHELOR IN PARADISE begins airing tonight on ABC.  On Freeform, there are midseason finales for SHADOWHUNTERS and STITCHERS.


COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Fast Track 2017 Aug 13.SUN

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."