February 7, 2017



No excitement from any of the newcomers.

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.

Fast Demo 2017 Feb 06.MON

FOX:  24: LEGACY lost more than 75% of its post-Super Bowl rating on Sunday, falling to 1.5, and was followed compatibly by the premiere of APB, also at 1.5.  Those numbers are respectively up 0.4 and 0.3 from the last episodes of GOTHAM and LUCIFER in those slots, but we’ll see over the next weeks if they can hold at that level.

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT (1.5) and MAN WITH A PLAN (1.4) were each down 0.2 from their most recent airings 2 weeks ago.  SUPERIOR DONUTS inevitably took a hit from its post-BIG BANG THEORY preview last Thursday, down 0.6 to an OK 1.3.  In its new timeslot, 2 BROKE GIRLS was down 0.4 from its last airing 2 weeks ago to 1.3.  SCORPION wrapped up the night down 0.1 to 1.2.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR was steady at 2.3, dominating the night, and QUANTICO held at 0.7.

NBC:  CELEBRITY APPRENTICE fell 0.2 to 0.8, and TIMELESS hit a new low, down 0.3 to 0.6.

CW:  SUPERGIRL (0.7) and what turned out to be a shocking episode of JANE THE VIRGIN (0.3) were steady.

Cable features a pair of premieres tonight, Bravo’s latest scripted series IMPOSTERS and Comedy Central’s DETROITERS.


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

Fast Track 2017 Feb 06.MON

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."