June 9, 2017



Only 2 networks aired original programming.

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).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

Fast Demo 2017 Jun 08.THU

NBC:  The preliminary 1.4 for Game 5 of the STANLEY CUP FINALS was half a point below Monday’s Game 4.

FOX:  BEAT SHAZAM fell 0.1 to 1.0, and LOVE CONNECTION was down 0.1 to 0.8, even though last week they had to face an NBA Finals game–probably because of the game show reruns on ABC.

ABC:  That trio of game shows was surprisingly sturdy, rising as high as 1.4 for the 9PM CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD rerun.

CBS:  Reruns, dominated by 1.0 for THE BIG BANG THEORY, with the rest at 0.6-0.7.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL reruns at 0.3/0.2.

ABC will be hoping that tonight’s Game 4 of the NBA FINALS doesn’t end the series, since the real money for the networks comes from Games 6 and 7.  The streaming event of the day is Netflix’s new season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.

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

Fast Track 2017 Jun 08.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




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."