November 12, 2018



ABC’s specials didn’t do much to liven up the night.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS was steady at 0.8, and DANCING WITH THE STARS JR was down 0.1 from its last airing 2 weeks ago to 0.6.  A BECOMING MICHELLE OBAMA special was at 0.7, and COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS was at 0.4.

CBS:  Comparisons are to October 21, the last time CBS had the late national NFL game.  Pending adjustments, 60 MINUTES is down 0.1 to 2.3, GOD FRIENDED ME is down 0.1 to 1.1, NCIS: LA is down 0.3 to 0.8, and MADAM SECRETARY is steady at 0.6.

FOX:  Similarly, comparisons are to October 21.  THE SIMPSONS dropped 0.3 from its TREEHOUSE OF HORROR episode to 1.0, BOB’S BURGERS lost 0.3 to 1.0, FAMILY GUY was down 0.1 to 1.0, and REL was down 0.1 to 0.5.

CW:  SUPERGIRL fell 0.1 to 0.3, and CHARMED stayed at 0.3.

NBC:  The preliminary 5.9 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is down 2.8 from last week’s more notable game.

FOX is in rerun mode tonight, and the other broadcast networks air new episodes of their regular shows. 


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

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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."