November 13, 2017



Football helps one network, the lack of it hurts another.

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 Nov 12.SUN

FOX:  The late national NFL game made all the difference, as THE SIMPSONS jumped 0.6 to 1.9, GHOSTED climbed 0.3 to 1.3, FAMILY GUY added 0.3 for 1.4, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH gained 0.1 to 0.9.

CBS:  Without the national game, 60 MINUTES fell 1.3 to 1.2, and WISDOM OF THE CROWD lost 0.3 to 0.8.  NCIS: LA held at 0.9, and MADAM SECRETARY remained at 0.6.

ABC:  THE BOY BOX rose 0.1 to 0.5, and AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS was also up 0.1 to 1.0.  The back-to-back SHARK TANK episodes were at 0.9/0.8, respectively steady and up 0.1.

NBC:  The preliminary 5.0 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up a full point from last week’s early number, a testament to the appeal of New England.

CBS tries Version 3.0 for its Monday line-up tonight, with the addition of the season premiere of MAN WITH A PLAN.  On cable, Showtime launches the British import ILL BEHAVIOUR. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 12.SUN

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 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.