December 3, 2018



The VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW suffered in its change of networks.

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 slipped 0.1 to 0.8, and both DANCING WITH THE STARS JR (0.6) and SHARK TANK (0.7) were steady.  The VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW moved from CBS to ABC, and while its 0.9 was considerably better than ABC has done recently in that slot, it was down 0.6 from its last CBS airing.

CBS:  After 60 MINUTES dropped 0.7 to 1.3 from last week’s post-national NFL game slot, a 2-hour GARTH: LIVE AT NOTRE DAME special was at 1.3.  The night ended with a rerun of NCIS: LA at 0.6.

FOX:  With the afternoon national NFL game at its back, THE SIMPSONS doubled to 1.6, and BOB’S BURGERS was up 0.3 to 1.2.  Returning after last week’s reruns, FAMILY GUY gained 0.1 to 1.2, and REL held at 0.6.

CW:  Both SUPERGIRL (0.4) and CHARMED (0.3) were up 0.1.

NBC:  The preliminary 4.8 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.6 from last week’s early number.

Tonight, NBC airs an episode of DEAL OR NO DEAL in MANIFEST’s 10PM slot.

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 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.