November 2, 2018



After Wednesday’s Halloween pounding, the ratings mostly stabilized.

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:  GREY’S ANATOMY (1.5) and STATION 19 (0.9) were steady, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER improved by 0.1 to 0.8.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped 0.2 to 2.1, while YOUNG SHELDON held at 1.7.  MOM slipped 0.1 to 1.1, and MURPHY BROWN remained at 0.7.  SWAT stayed at 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE (0.8) and THE GOOD PLACE (0.7) each lost 0.1.  WILL & GRACE was steady at 0.8, and I FEEL BAD was up 0.1 to 0.6.  SVU held at 0.9.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL was steady at 0.4, and LEGACIES grew by 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  The preliminary 2.1 for a THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game between two losing teams was down half a point from last week’s early number.

HBO has season finales tonight for POD SAVE AMERICA and TRACY ULLMAN’S SHOW.

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 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."