November 11, 2016



A mixed night for the networks.

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:  GREY’S ANATOMY, which aired an unusual high-concept episode, may have suffered for it, dropping 0.2 to tie its series low 1.9.  NOTORIOUS, on the other hand, gained 0.1 to a still-awful 0.9, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER was steady at 1.2.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY had a 0.3 bounce to 3.4.  THE GREAT INDOORS (1.7) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.4) were each up 0.1, and MOM rose 0.2 to 1.5.  PURE GENIUS held at 0.9.

FOX:  ROSEWOOD slipped 0.1 to 0.7, and PITCH fell 0.2 to 0.7 with the end of baseball season.

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stayed at 0.6, and SUPERNATURAL dropped 0.1 to 0.6.

NBC:  Affiliates in both Baltimore and Cleveland simulcast THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, so the numbers will likely come down this afternoon.  For the moment, two half-hours of SUPERSTORE are at 1.3/1.4, CHICAGO MED is at 1.5, and THE BLACKLIST is at 1.4.

There are new episodes of all regular series on the networks 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."