October 3, 2017



ABC ratings below are inflated by local pre-emptions in Washington DC and Kansas City for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

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 Oct 02.MON

CBS:  Things abruptly came down to earth, as THE BIG BANG THEORY fell 1.1 from last week’s season premiere to 3.0.  9JKL premiered at 1.6, down an ugly 2.2 from last week’s YOUNG SHELDON airing–a drop that isn’t all attributable to the lower lead-in.  KEVIN CAN WAIT was down 0.9 to 1.4, and ME, MYSELF & I lost 0.6 from last week’s debut to 1.0.  SCORPION was relatively steady, down 0.1 to 0.9.

FOX:  LUCIFER’s season premiere was down 0.2 from last season’s start (at 9PM) to 1.1.  THE GIFTED had a moderately promising premiere at 1.5.

ABC:  As noted above, DANCING WITH THE STARS will drop this afternoon from its current 1.6, very possibly below last week’s 1.4.  THE GOOD DOCTOR will go down as well from its current 2.4, but even if it goes below last week’s 2.2, that will still be a tremendous hold and cements the show as a genuine hit.

NBC:  THE VOICE slipped 0.1 to 2.5.  THE BRAVE was similarly down 0.1 to 1.2.

CW:  After a 0.2 SUPERGIRL rerun, the season finale of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US was steady at 0.2.

ABC introduces its new Tuesday line-up tonight, featuring premieres of THE MAYOR and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD.


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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 02.MON

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."