November 20, 2017



The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS reprised last year’s song.

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 19.SUN


ABC:  After an episode of THE TOY BOX that was up 0.1 to 0.6, the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS held last year’s preliminary 2.4.  That would be better news if last year hadn’t crashed by 1.1 compared to 2015.

CBS:  60 MINUTES is currently at 2.0, thanks to an NFL overrun.  WISDOM OF THE CROWD gained 0.1 to 0.8, NCIS: LA dropped 0.2 to 0.7, and MADAM SECRETARY was up 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  Comparisons are to 2 weeks ago, since the network didn’t have the late national NFL game, although even so everything was at a season low.  BOB’S BURGERS dropped 0.3 to 1.1, THE SIMPSONS was down 0.2 to 1.1, GHOSTED lost 0.2 to 0.8, FAMILY GUY fell 0.2 to 0.9, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH slipped 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  The Dallas Cowboys are one of the stalwarts of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, and the game had a robust preliminary 6.2, up 1.2 from last week’s early number.

Tonight, DANCING WITH THE STARS begins its 2-part cycle finale.


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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 19.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.