November 18, 2016



Bumps for ABC’s midseason finales, but not such great news at other 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:  Both GREY’S ANATOMY (2.1) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (1.4) were up 0.2 from last week for their last episodes of 2016.  NOTORIOUS, which has one more episode to air in December before (presumably) going away permanently, was steady at 0.9.

CBS:  In the face of competing network football, THE BIG BANG THEORY fell 0.3 to 3.1, and THE GREAT INDOORS was down 0.2 to 1.5.  MOM and LIFE IN PIECES were each down 0.1 to 1.4.  PURE GENIUS held at 0.9.

NBC:  The network’s first branded THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game had a preliminary 2.7, down 0.3 from the early number for the last CBS game last month.

FOX:  Both ROSEWOOD and PITCH stayed put at 0.7.

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW remained at 0.6, and SUPERNATURAL rose 0.1 to 0.7.

All the networks air new episodes of their regular line-ups 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 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.