December 8, 2017



One veteran rebounded, while another fell.

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 Dec 07.THU

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY came back 0.3 from last week’s series low to 2.8.  YOUNG SHELDON gained 0.1 to 2.2.  MOM (1.4) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.1) were steady, and SWAT lost 0.1 to 0.9.

CW:  After SUPERNATURAL slipped 0.1 to 0.5, ARROW crashed badly to 0.4.  That was down half a point from its off-night crossover episode, and it was even down 0.1 from its last pre-Thanksgiving episode.  (It wasn’t technically a series low, since the Thanksgiving hour had been at 0.3.)

FOX:  GOTHAM (0.8) and the season finale of THE ORVILLE (0.9) stayed put.

ABC:  The night began with runs of SHREK THE HALLS at 1.0 and TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT at 0.9.  THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW had a 0.8 season premiere, down 0.2 from last season.

NBC:  The preliminary 2.9 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.4 from last week’s game.

CW continues to roll out midseason finales tonight, this time for JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND.


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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 07.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.