August 31, 2016



It was AMERICA’S GOT TALENT in a landslide.

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 2016 Aug TUE.30

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT gained 0.2 for a big 2.6.  BETTER LATE THAN NEVER retained last week’s 1.6.

ABC:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE was steady at 1.4, and the AFTER-SHOW was up 0.2 to 0.9, with 0.4 sitcom reruns filling out the night.

CBS:  ZOO lost 0.1 to 0.7, with 0.9/0.6 reruns on either side of it.

CW:  MADTV was up 0.1 to 0.3, although that was below the 0.4 rerun of THE FLASH that preceded it.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4-0.5.

Tonight’s line-up includes the return of FXX’s buzzy (if little-watched) YOU’RE THE WORST, and finales for OWN’s hit GREENLEAF and NBC’s workmanlike THE NIGHT SHIFT.

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

Fast Track 2016 Aug TUE.30

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


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.