December 29, 2017

The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 12.28.2017


NBC seems to be bailing on GREAT NEWS.

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 follows the chart.

Fast Demo 2017 Dec 28.THU

NBC:  The network weirdly stuck a new episode of GREAT NEWS in the middle of an otherwise entirely rerun-laden night.  Not surprisingly, it was DOA at 0.4, the same as the reruns that surrounded it (except the SUPERSTORE rerun was at 0.5).

FOX:  The documentary CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP: A BAD BOY STORY was at 0.5.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.6-0.7.

CBS:  Sitcom reruns at 1.1-1.5, thanks to the strength of BIG BANG THEORY even without oroginal episodes, and a rerun of SWAT at 0.8.

CW:  A rerun of the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special at 0.3.

Only the newsmagazines are new on the broadcast networks tonight.

NBC:  Reruns at

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

This feature will return in January.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Broadcast finals for Thursday available Tuesday morning because of holiday delays.




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."