August 31, 2017



A mostly steady night.

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 30.WED

NBC:  The Wednesday edition of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT stayed at last week’s 2.0, and MARLON continued to hold well behind it at 1.2/1.0, compared to last week’s 1.1/1.0.  The night ended with 0.6 for a rerun of SVU.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER remained at 1.8, and SALVATION is currently up 0.1 to 0.5.  A CRIMINAL MINDS rerun at 0.4 rounded out the night.

FOX:  2 hours of MASTERCHEF were at 1.1/1.3, better than last week’s 1.0/1.1.

CW:  The on-air showing of the network’s online VIXEN didn’t stir much excitement at 0.2/0.2.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.6-0.7 were followed by an edition of 20/20 at 0.7.

There are season finales tonight for NBC’s THE NIGHT SHIFT and USA’s QUEEN OF THE SOUTH.

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

Fast Track 2017 Aug 30.WED

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.