September 22, 2017

The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 9.21.2017


An OK start for the new FOX line-up.

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 Sep 21.THU

FOX:  The season premiere of GOTHAM was down 0.3 from 2016 to 1.0, although that was in keeping with the season finale (which aired in June).  THE ORVILLE managed a 0.1 bump from its lead-in at 1.1, but that was down 50% from Sunday night when it had much more help from the NFL.  The bad news for both shows is that these numbers are moderate at best, and they haven’t begun to face the competition that’s coming next Thursday.

CBS:  The season finale of ZOO was steady at 0.5.  The night began with reruns at 0.9-1.2.

CW:  PENN & TELLER: FOOL US held at 0.4.  The new WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY was up 0.1 to 0.4, and the rerun was at 0.3.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.4-0.6.

NBC:  The night’s reruns are currenty at 0.9/0.6, but THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL aired in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, so those numbers may come down this afternoon.

Tonight is light on new programming.

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

Fast Track 2017 Sep 21.THU

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."