October 10, 2017



VALOR showed little grace under fire.

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 09.MON

CW: The network’s fall got off to a bumpy start.  SUPERGIRL was down a heavy 0.6 from its 2016 premiere to a series low 0.5.  VALOR followed at 0.3, down 0.1 from last fall’s premiere of JANE THE VIRGIN.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS slipped 0.1 to 1.3.  THE GOOD DOCTOR took its first sizable hit, down 0.3 to 1.9, but that number is still excellent, especially for a 10PM show.

NBC:  THE VOICE lost 0.2 to 2.4, and THE BRAVE is currently up 0.1 to 1.2, although that might shift in finals if it began at 10:01PM. 

FOX:  LUCIFER dropped 0.2 to 0.9, and THE GIFTED fell 0.3 to 1.2. 

CBS:  The network was preempted in Minneapolis for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, so the numbers may change this afternoon.  For the moment, THE BIG BANG THEORY is at 2.8 (down 0.4), 9JKL is at 1.5 (down 0.1), KEVIN CAN WAIT is at 1.4 (up 0.1), ME, MYSELF & I is at 1.1 (up 0.1), and SCORPION is at 1.0 (up 0.2).

An oddity tonight:  the broadcast episode of FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT has been edited because it opening sequence echoes the events in Las Vegas, but the uncut version will be available via streaming, which may or may not affect the network ratings. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 09.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."