August 27, 2014



Another summer Tuesday that belonged to America’s Got Talent.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 TUE Aug 26

ABC:  A special edition of BACHELOR IN PARADISE had the same 1.3 rating as Monday’s episode.  20/20 was down 0.1 from last week at 0.8.

NBC:  Both FOOD FIGHTERS and AMERICA’S GOT TALENT were up 0.1, to 1.1 and 2.1 respectively, with the latter show easily giving NBC the night.

CBS:  Reruns led by NCIS at 1.0.

FOX:  Reruns, with FAMILY GUY‘s 0.7 on top.

CW:  An IHEARTRADIO ALBUM RELEASE PARTY WITH MAROON 5 special managed just 0.2, tied with the SUPERNATURAL rerun that followed it.

Tonight CBS features another 2-hour dose of EXTANT, a show the network can’t be freed of soon enough.  The other networks air their regular summer Wednesday line-ups.  On cable, We airs the season finale of the undeservedly little-watched THE DIVIDE.


Demo Profile 2014 TUE Aug 26

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 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."