November 17, 2017



CBS subsided a bit.

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 Nov 16.THU

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped 0.2 to 2.6, and the rest of the line-up was down 0.1:  YOUNG SHELDON to 2.1, MOM to 1.4, LIFE IN PIECES to 1.1, and SWAT to 0.9.

ABC:  The prospect of fall finales didn’t get viewers excited, as GREY’S ANATOMY slipped 0.1 to 1.8 and both SCANDAL (1.1) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (0.9) stayed as-is.

FOX:  GOTHAM remained at 0.9, and THE ORVILLE lost 0.1 to 0.9.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL (0.6) and ARROW (0.5) held their positions.

NBC:  The preliminary 2.8 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is up 0.3 from last week’s early number.

The end of INHUMANS has ABC filling its night with 2 hours of ONCE UPON A TIME tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 16.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.