November 29, 2016



MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL simulcasts may shift numbers for 2 networks in finals.

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.


CW:  Football preemption in Green Bay may reduce the promising start for the network’s 4-night superhero crossover, which currently has SUPERGIRL up 0.2 to 1.1, with a seeming halo effect of a 0.1 bump for JANE THE VIRGIN to 0.5.

ABC:  Preemptions affected Milwaukee and Philadelphia, and will probably lower the current 1.3 for CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, as well as the 1.0 for CONVICTION (which would be up 0.3 from last week).

NBC:  THE VOICE (2.0) and TIMELESS (1.1) each dropped 0.1.

FOX:  Even though GOTHAM stayed at 1.1, LUCIFER had a nice 0.2 gain to 1.2.

CBS:  For reasons best known to its schedulers, the network planted a new THE ODD COUPLE in the middle of a night of reruns.  ODD COUPLE held up pretty well, only falling 0.1 to 0.9, and the highest rated of the reruns was inevitably THE BIG BANG THEORY at 1.5.

CW’s crossover week continues tonight on THE FLASH, and CBS has the year’s run of a true TV veteran, 1964’s RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.


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


CABLE RATINGS: Come back Wednesday 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."