December 4, 2017



Carol Burnett’s fans turned out in droves.

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 Dec 03.SUN

CBS:  Not too shockingly, the CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY special skewed extremely old, with 15M total viewers and a 20 share in the 50+ demo, but a much smaller (yet not at all insignificant) 1.5 rating in 18-49s.  The night started with 60 MINUTES at 1.2 (down 0.7 from last week, when CBS had the late afternoon national NFL game) and ended with an NCIS: LA rerun at 0.7.

FOX:  The last time FOX ran its regular line-up after the late NFL game was 3 weeks ago.  Compared to those numbers, THE SIMPSONS was down 0.2 to 1.7, GHOSTED dropped 0.3 to 1.0, FAMILY GUY was also down 0.3 to 1.1, and LAST MAN ON EARTH slipped 0.1 to 0.8.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS fell 0.2 to 1.0 (after a 0.8 rerun), and SHARK TANK was down 0.1 to 0.9 (and was followed by a 0.8 rerun).

NBC:  The preliminary 5.2 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up 0.1 from last week.

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT returns to ABC tonight, and CBS tries out an episode of SWAT in SCORPION’s slot.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 03.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.