November 8, 2016



An upswing for much of network TV.

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:  THE VOICE gained 0.3 from last Monday to 2.3, and the year’s SNL ELECTION SPECIAL outrated TIMELESS by a full point in that show’s usual slot at 2.1.

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT had a mighty 0.4 bump to 1.7, and the rest of the sitcoms were up as well:  MAN WITH A PLAN by 0.1 to 1.4, 2 BROKE GIRLS also by 0.1 to 1.4, and THE ODD COUPLE by 0.2 to 1.1.  SCORPION was steady at 1.1.

FOX:  GOTHAM climbed 0.2 to 1.2, and LUCIFER was up 0.1 to 1.0.

CW:  SUPERGIRL (0.7) and JANE THE VIRGIN (0.5) were each up 0.1.

ABC:  An affiliate aired the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL simulcast, so the night’s numbers are subject to adjustment.  For now, DANCING WITH THE STARS is at 1.6 (which would be up 0.1 from last week) and CONVICTION is at 0.7 (which would be down 0.1 from its last airing 2 weeks ago). 

Election coverage floods the airwaves tonight.  Two 8PM ET live specials:  an hour-long episode of THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central, and a Stephen Colbert hour on Showtime (which CBS will rerun in edited form on Friday night).

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.