December 9, 2016



Except at CBS, there was a lot of coal in network stockings.

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.


FOX:  TARAJI’S WHITE-HOT HOLIDAYS fell 0.6 from last year’s edition (which was TARAJI & TERRENCE) to 0.9.  That was, however, a slightly better lead-in for the PITCH season finale than the 0.7 it got last week from ROSEWOOD, which may have helped PITCH add a tick to 0.8.

ABC:  After holiday reruns of 0.8 for TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT and 0.9 for SHREK THE HALLS, THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW was down 0.1 from last week’s 2-hour premiere to 0.9, and then the “season” finale of NOTORIOUS dropped 0.4 from its last airing (with GREY’S ANATOMY as a lead-in) to an ignominious 0.5.

CBS:  Despite having a 1.7 BIG BANG THEORY rerun as a lead-in (1.4 below last week’s new episode), THE GREAT INDOORS improved by 0.2 to 1.5.  MOM was up 0.1 to 1.4, and LIFE IN PIECES held at 1.2.  PURE GENIUS gained 0.2 to 1.0.

CW:  Like the other components of last week’s superhero crossover, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW slumped once the party was over, down half a point to 0.7.  SUPERNATURAL was steady at 0.6.

NBC:  The preliminary number for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down a full point from last week to 3.7.

Syfy has the season finale of VAN HELSING tonight, and Amazon subscribers can watch the new season of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE. 

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.