August 24, 2017



MARLON continued to hold well behind AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.

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 23.WED

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (which wasn’t a rerun, notwithstanding the chart) slipped 0.1 from last Wednesday to 2.0, then back-to-back MARLON episodes were at 1.2/1.0, very close to last week’s premiere 1.3/1.0.  The night ended with 0.7 for an SVU rerun.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER was down 0.2 from last Wednesday to 1.7, and SALVATION was at 0.5, up 0.1 from last week’s 2-hour episode.  A CRIMINAL MINDS rerun followed at 0.4.

FOX:  2 hours of MASTERCHEF were at 1.0/1.1, compared to 1.0 for last week’s hour.

ABC:  Sitcom reruns at 0.5-0.6.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.4.  (Those numbers seem somewhat high, so we’ll see if they reduce in finals.)

ABC airs the season finale of BOY BAND tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Aug 23.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."