October 20, 2017

The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 10.19.2017


Not a great night for the GREAT PUMPKIN.

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 19.THU

ABC:  The veteran IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN fell 0.8 from its initial 2016 airing (on a Wednesday) to 1.4, and TOY STORY OF TERROR was down 0.9 to 1.1.  SCANDAL (1.1) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (0.9) were each down 0.1.

NBC:  WILL & GRACE seems to have stabilized, down 0.1 to 1.7.  SUPERSTORE was steady at 1.1, and THE GOOD PLACE dipped 0.1 to 1.1, while GREAT NEWS fell 0.2 to 0.8.  CHICAGO FIRE held at 1.1.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL dropped 0.1 to 0.6, and ARROW remained at 0.6.

FOX:  GOTHAM was down 0.1 to 0.8, and it was followed by a 0.6 rerun of the pilot for THE ORVILLE.

CBS:  The preliminary 2.8 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.3 from last week’s early number.

Syfy adds to its low-budget scripted line-up tonight with SUPERSTITION in the slot after Z NATION.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 19.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."