September 20, 2018



I FEEL BAD felt OK at best.

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.

NBC:  The season finale of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was up 0.4 from last Wednesday to 2.0, but that was down a full point from the 2017 finale.  A 2-episode “preview” of the new sitcom I FEEL BAD (which premieres officially on Oct. 4) reported 1.2 for its first half-hour, but it began at 10:02 PM, so it may well come down in finals.  The second half-hour was at a mediocre 0.8.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER dropped 0.1 to 1.4.  It was followed by 0.5/0.5 reruns.

FOX:  The season finale of MASTERCHEF was steady with last week’s 1.0, and down 0.1/0.2 from last season’s finale.

CW:  BURDEN OF TRUTH fell 0.1 to 0.1, followed by a SUPERGIRL rerun at 0.1.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.5-0.7.

The only original show on network TV tonight is BIG BROTHER.  On cable, FX has the season finale of the just-renewed SNOWFALL.

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

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."