August 20, 2014



America’s Got Talent dominated another slow summer Tuesday.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 TUE Aug 19

NBC:  FOOD FIGHTERS is currently up 0.1 to 1.1, and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is down 0.2 to 1.9, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a shuffling between them when final numbers are released this afternoon.  In any case, Talent was by far the highest-rated show of the night.

ABC:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS fell 0.3 to 0.9, and 20/20, which last week aired a Robin Williams hour, plunged by almost a full ratings point to 0.8 with a less newsworthy topic.

CBS:  Reruns, led by NCIS at 1.1.

FOX:  Reruns, topped by FAMILY GUY at 0.7.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

CBS, which rushed to get EXTANT’s run over before its originally-scheduled finale during fall premiere week, is airing back-to-back episodes tonight.  On cable, USA has the midseason finale of SUITS.


Demo Profile 2014 TUE Aug 19

The chart above goes beyond the adult 18-49 rating, adding other key advertiser sales demographics (adult 18-34 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares), and total viewership (ages 2 or more expressed in thousands of people).

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

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.