December 4, 2018


Note: ABC numbers below inflated by local broadcast pre-emptions in Philadelphia on WPVI and Washington DC on WJLA for NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (which also aired nationally on ESPN).

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

NBC:  THE VOICE slipped 0.1 to 1.5, and a special DEAL OR NO DEAL was at 1.0, down 0.1 from last week’s MANIFEST.

CBS:  Returning from a week off, THE NEIGHBORHOOD was steady at 1.1, and HAPPY TOGETHER lost 0.1 to 0.8.  After an hour of BIG BANG THEORY reruns at 0.8/0.8, BULL aired its first new episode since November 12 and was down 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  ARROW (0.4) and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (0.3) were both steady.

ABC:  The current numbers are 1.1 for THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT and 1.4 for THE GOOD DOCTOR.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.5/0.5.

NBC airs an SNL CHRISTMAS special tonight.

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

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.