November 4, 2016

The Sked: Thursday Ratings 11.3.2016


With the World Series done, network TV returned to normal.

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.


CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY fell 0.4 from last week to 3.0.  THE GREAT INDOORS held fairly well given the lower lead-in, down 0.2 to 1.7.  MOM was down 0.2 to 1.3, and LIFE IN PIECES dropped 0.1 to 1.3.  PURE GENIUS lost 0.1 to 0.9.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY (2.1) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (1.1) were each down 0.1, and NOTORIOUS held at 0.8.

FOX:  ROSEWOOD stayed at 0.8, but PITCH may have gotten a small bump from baseball, up 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  NOTE: local affiliates were pre-empted by simulcasts of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL in both Atlanta and Tampa Bay.  For now, SUPERSTORE is down 0.1 to 1.2, THE GOOD PLACE is up 0.2 to 1.4, and CHICAGO MED (1.6) and THE BLACKLIST (1.3) are both up 0.1.

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

All the networks air 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 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."