December 7, 2018



Once again, some shows aired new episodes for the first time in several weeks.

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.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY aired a new episode for the first time since November 15, and dropped 0.2 to 2.1, and YOUNG SHELDON was similarly down 0.2 to 1.6.  MOM gained 0.1 from last week to 1.2, and MURPHY BROWN held at 0.8.  SWAT was down 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE (0.9) and THE GOOD PLACE (0.8) returned steady from their 3-week hiatus.  WILL & GRACE rose 0.1 from last week to 0.7, and I FEEL BAD stayed at 0.4.  The night ended with 0.4 for an SVU rerun.

ABC:  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS had its first seasonal run of the year at 1.2, down 0.4 from 2017’s initial airing.  THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW returned at 0.7, down 0.1 from last season’s premiere.

CW:  Both SUPERNATURAL (0.5) and LEGACIES (0.4) were up 0.1 from last week.

FOX:  The preliminary 2.2 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down a huge 2.3 from the early number for last week’s Dallas vs. New Orleans game.

Tonight’s midseason finales include CW’s DYNASTY and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND.

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 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.