October 31, 2017



CBS’s post-BIG BANG Monday didn’t go well.

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 30.MON

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT held last week’s 1.2, but that was down half a point from its first 8PM airing last October.  After that, things got ugly, as 9JKL dropped 0.6 from last week to 0.8, SUPERIOR DONUTS had a series low 0.8 season premiere that was down half a point from its Monday premiere last February, and ME, MYSELF & I fell 0.2 from last Monday to a new low 0.7.  SCORPION ended the night down 0.1 to a series low 0.7.

ABC:  The network was preempted in Kansas City for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, so these numbers may shift this afternoon.  For now, DANCING WITH THE STARS is up 0.2 to 1.5, and THE GOOD DOCTOR is up 0.2 to 2.0.

NBC:  THE VOICE lost 0.3 to 1.9, and THE BRAVE shrank by 0.2 to a series low 0.8.

FOX:  LUCIFER held at 0.8, and THE GIFTED gained 0.1 to 1.1.

CW:  SUPERGIRL (0.5) and VALOR (0.2) were steady.

The WORLD SERIES resumes on FOX tonight.  On cable, TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES begins its final season.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 30.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."