October 4, 2016

The Sked: Monday Ratings 10.3.2016


It appears that this fall season will lack any breakout hit for the networks.

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.


NBC:  TIMELESS received a ton of marketing support from NBC, as well as the deluxe timeslot after THE VOICE, but its 1.9 debut was middling at best, down a big 1.2 from the 2015 premiere of BLINDSPOT in that slot, and even down 0.4 from the Monday preview of THE GOOD PLACE two weeks ago.  As for THE VOICE, it fell 0.3 from last Monday’s truncated outing (due to the Presidential Debate) to 2.9.

ABC:  CONVICTION didn’t overcome its awful reviews and buzz, premiering at 1.0, which isn’t even at CASTLE’s level last season.  DANCING WITH THE STARS was down 0.1 from last week’s 1-hour episode to 1.7.

CBS:  Numbers may shift this afternoon due to preemptions in Minneapolis for the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL simulcast.  At the moment, THE BIG BANG THEORY is down 0.2 from last week to 3.4, and KEVIN CAN WAIT is down 0.3 to 2.4.  The 2-hour SCORPION season premiere is currently at 1.8, down 0.4 from the 1-hour 2015 premiere.

FOX:  GOTHAM fell 0.2 from last week to 1.0, and LUCIFER was down 0.2 from 2 weeks ago to 1.1.

CW:  SUPERGIRL reruns at 0.3/0.4.  (These may change due to NFL preemption in New York.)

While most of the networks are occupied with the VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE tonight, CW will  start unrolling its fall line-up, with the season premiere of THE FLASH followed by the series premiere of NO TOMORROW.

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."