December 12, 2017



A mostly subdued night.

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 Dec 11.MON


NBC:  THE VOICE gained 0.1 to 1.9.  It was followed by the season premiere of BETTER LATE THAN NEVER at a quiet 1.1, although that was 0.2 better than last week’s episode of THE WALL.

ABC:  The network had NFL preemptions in both Boston and Miami, so afternoon adjustments are likely.  Currently, THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT is at 1.2 and THE BACHELOR preview hour is at 0.8.

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT returned from a week off down 0.1 to 1.1.  MAN WITH A PLAN fell 0.1 from last week to 1.0, SUPERIOR DONUTS held at 0.9, and 9JKL dropped 0.1 to 0.7.  SCORPION was also back from an off week, steady at 0.9.

FOX:  LUCIFER’s midseason finale dropped 0.1 to 0.8, and THE GIFTED’s remained at 0.8.

CW:  After an 0.3 rerun of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, VALOR stayed at 0.2.

NBC has tonight’s holiday special, GWEN STEFANI’S YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 11.MON

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




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.