October 27, 2017



A bad night for football.

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 26.THU

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY returned from a week off and dropped 0.3 to 1.8.  SCANDAL (1.1) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (0.9) were steady with last week.

CBS:  The network’s final fall THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL had a preliminary 2.2, down 0.6 from last week’s early rating.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE rose 0.1 to 1.2, and THE GOOD PLACE held at 1.1.  The rest of the night was up, WILL & GRACE (1.8) and CHICAGO FIRE (1.2) by 0.1, and GREAT NEWS (1.0) by 0.2.

FOX:  GOTHAM stayed at 0.9, and THE ORVILLE returned from last week’s pilot rerun with a 0.2 boost to 1.2.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL lost 0.1 to 0.6, and ARROW remained at 0.5.

The WORLD SERIES resumes tonight, and NBC finally premieres the new season of BLINDSPOT.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 26.THU

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




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.