August 3, 2017

The Sked: Wednesday Network Scorecard 8.2.2017


BIG BROTHER’s gain couldn’t help SALVATION.

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 2017 Aug 02.WED

CBS:  BIG BROTHER rose 0.1 from last Wednesday to 1.9, but 2 hours of SALVATION were at 0.5/0.4, down from last week’s 0.6.

NBC:  After 0.9 for an AMERICA’S GOT TALENT clip show, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW gained 0.1 to 0.7, followed by 0.6 for a rerun and 0.5 for a rerun of SVU.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF (1.0) and THE F WORD (0.6) were steady.

ABC:  Sitcom reruns at 0.5-0.8.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

The NFL preseason begins tonight with the HALL OF FAME GAME on NBC.  In addition, TBS premieres its ROOM 104-clone comedy ‘THE GUEST BOOK with back-to-back episodes, and Viceland launches its first scripted original, sitcom WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO?

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

Fast Track 2017 Aug 02.WED

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."