September 2, 2016


NOTE: Each network’s fast affilliate-based numbers below will come down in the official nationals later today because of many local pre-emptions for NFL Preseason games.  Last night, 15 games were played, involving 30 teams and markets.  In light of that, we’ll hold the ratings analysis until this afternoon’s update.

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 2016 Sep THU.01

Syfy’s just-renewed KILLJOYS (companion show DARK MATTER was renewed too) airs its season finale tonight.  The second season of Netflix’s NARCOS is now online.

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

Fast Track 2016 Sep THU.01

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."