October 7, 2016



A mostly steady night.

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.


ABC:  Both GREY’S ANATOMY and NOTORIOUS were 0.1 below last week, respectively at 2.3 and 1.0.  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER held at 1.3.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE and CHICAGO MED remained at 1.3, and both THE GOOD PLACE and THE BLACKLIST gained 0.1, to 1.4 and 1.2.

FOX:  ROSEWOOD was up 0.1 to 0.9, and PITCH remained at 1.0.

CBS:  Currently, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is down a big 1.8 from the last CBS primetime game to 2.5, and we’ll see if that changes meaningfully with this afternoon’s finals.

CW:  The first part of the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special was at 0.3.

CW airs the second half of its music special tonight.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 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 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."