July 21, 2017



Another night of BIG BROTHER and then everything else.

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 Jul 20.THU

CBS:  After 1.2/1.0 sitcom reruns, BIG BROTHER stayed at last Thursday’s 1.8, and ZOO was steady at 0.6.

ABC:  BOY BAND (0.5) and THE GONG SHOW (0.6) were each down 0.1.  Between them, BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS remained at 0.7.

NBC:  HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT returned from a week off at a steady 0.9.  THE WALL lost 0.1 to 1.1, and THE NIGHT SHIFT held at 0.7.

FOX:  BEAT SHAZAM dropped 0.1 to 0.8, and LOVE CONNECTION was up 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.4) and HOOTEN & THE LADY (0.2) repeated last week’s numbers.

Disney will show some corporate might tonight, simulcasting the premiere of DESCENDANTS 2 across ABC, Disney Channel and Dixney XD. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Jul 20.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."