December 19, 2017



A solid start for a new game show.

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 18.MON

NBC:  The first part of the fall cycle finale for THE VOICE was down 0.2 from the 2016 edition, although up 0.1 from last Monday.  It was followed by a “preview” of ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES, which held its lead-in well at 1.7.

ABC:  NFL preemption in Atlanta may cause adjustment this afternoon.  As of now, the finale of THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT is up 0.1 to 1.0, and a YEAR IN MEMORIAM special is at 0.9.

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT (1.1) and 9JKL (0.7) were steady, but there were 0.1 drops for MAN WITH A PLAN (0.9), SUPERIOR DONUTS (0.8) and SCORPION (0.8).

CW:  A night of low-rated specials, with POPSTAR’S BEST OF 2017 at 0.2 and HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HONORS at 0.1.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.4.

THE VOICE finishes its cycle tonight, and seasonal specials include A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS on CBS and THE YEAR: 2017 on ABC.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 18.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."