September 7, 2016



Summer programming continued to run down.

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 Sep TUE.06

ABC:  The season finale of BACHELOR IN PARADISE was up 0.2 from last Tuesday to 1.6, and the AFTER-SHOW was also up 0.2 to 1.1.  An out-ot-time-slot MISTRESSES finale aired at 10PM with 0.6, 0.1 above its Monday rating.

CBS:  After a 0.9 NCIS rerun, back-to-back finale episodes of ZOO were at 0.8/0.6, sandwiching last week’s 0.7, but considerably below last season’s 1.0 finale.

NBC:  All the finales were dwarfed by AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, steady with last week’s 2.6.  BETTER LATE THAN NEVER was also steady at 1.6.

CW:  MADTV lost 0.1 to 0.2, below the 0.3 for the rerun of THE FLASH that preceded it.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.4.

Tonight’s finales include AMERICAN GOTHIC and TYRANT, and NBC airs a COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF FORUM.

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

Fast Track 3-way 2016 Sep TUE.06

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Thursday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, later than normal because of the Labor Day holiday.


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.