October 25, 2016



CBS survived the loss of its temporary Monday anchor.

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.


CBS:  Without THE BIG BANG THEORY as a lead-in, KEVIN CAN WAIT fell half a point to 1.6, a long way down.  But the rest of the line-up didn’t collapse:  MAN WITH A PLAN held all of its KEVIN lead-in with a 1.6 premiere, 2 BROKE GIRLS (1.4) and SCORPION (1.2) were each down 0.1, and THE ODD COUPLE was steady at 1.1.

NBC:  THE VOICE held at 2.7, and TIMELESS dropped 0.1 to 1.4.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS remained at 1.6, and subject to adjustment, CONVICTION is up 0.1 to 0.8.

FOX:  GOTHAM (1.1) and LUCIFER (1.0) each fell 0.1.

CW:  Due to a local NFL preemption, these numbers may shift this afternoon.  Currently, SUPERGIRL is steady at 0.9, and JANE THE VIRGIN is up 0.2 to 0.6.

Baseball begins its moment in the broadcast network sun tonight, as FOX airs Game 1 of the WORLD SERIES, with the hope that the historic presence of the Chicago Cubs will boost ratings.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 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 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."