October 13, 2017



CW’s Thursday premieres were fairly steady.

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 Oct 12.THU

CW:  SUPERNATURAL (0.7) and ARROW (0.6) were both down 0.1 from their 2016 premieres, although ARROW had a tougher timeslot last fall, opening up Wednesday nights with no lead-in.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY slipped 0.1 to 2.0, SCANDAL fell 0.2 from last week’s season premiere to 1.2, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER was up 0.1 to 1.0.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE lost 0.1 to 1.1, and THE GOOD PLACE was steady at 1.2.  WILL & GRACE, while still the dominant show in the night’s line-up, fell another 0.3 to 1.7, while GREAT NEWS held at 1.0.  CHICAGO FIRE was down 0.1 to 1.1.

FOX:  GOTHAM shed 0.1 to 0.8, and THE ORVILLE was up 0.1 to 1.0.

CBS:  At 3.1, the preliminary THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL rating is down 0.1 from last week’s early number.

Tonight, JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND complete the roll-out of CW’s schedule.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 12.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




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."