August 28, 2014



Another summer Wednesday, another night for Big Brother and America’s Got Talent.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 WED Aug 27

CBS:  BIG BROTHER remained at last week’s 2.3.  The two-hour helping of EXTANT was slightly up from last week with 1.1 in its first hour and then 1.0 in the 2d.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT slipped 0.1 to 1.8 (although it could regain that in final numbers this afternoon), and TAXI BROOKLYN was steady at 0.8.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE grew by 0.2 to 1.1.

ABC:  MOTIVE rose 0.1 to 0.9, but was still nowhere near the 1.4/1.5 MODERN FAMILY reruns that preceded it.

CW:  PENN & TELLER: FOOL US stayed at 0.5.

ABC’s flop THE QUEST expands to 2 hours tonight, and is followed by a WORLD’S WILDEST COMMERCIALS special.  On cable, Syfy has the two-hour season finale of DEFIANCE.


Demo Profile 2014 WED Aug 27

The chart above goes beyond the adult 18-49 rating, adding other key advertiser sales demographics (adult 18-34 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares), and total viewership (ages 2 or more expressed in thousands of people).

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Wednesday cable programs.

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.