November 1, 2016



No treats for the networks on Halloween 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.


CBS:  The network affiliate in Minneapolis aired the simulcast of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, so the numbers may be adjusted downward this afternoon.  But even with that potential boost, KEVIN CAN WAIT is currently down 0.3 to 1.4, and MAN WITH A PLAN is down 0.1 to 1.5.  2 BROKE GIRLS (1.5) and THE ODD COUPLE (1.2) are up 0.1, and SCORPION is up 0.2 to 1.4.

NBC:  THE VOICE plunged 0.7 to 2.0, and TIMELESS fell 0.2 to a new low 1.1.

FOX:  GOTHAM dropped 0.2 to 0.9, and LUCIFER was down 0.1 to 0.9, both series lows.

CW:  SUPERGIRL is already looking like an ordinary CW show, down 0.2 to 0.6.  JANE THE VIRGIN, which aired a much-hyped, premise-changing episode, was steady at 0.4.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS was down 0.1 to 1.5.  The ALL ACCESS NASHVILLE special did even worse than the flop CONVICTION, lower by 0.1 to 0.7.

The WORLD SERIES returns to FOX tonight for Game 6.  In addition, FX airs the season finale of its acclaimed (and successful) ATLANTA.

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 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.