October 4, 2017



ABC’s new shows had OK premieres.

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.

Fast Demo 2017 Oct 03.TUE

ABC:  THE MIDDLE’s season premiere was down 0.2 from 2016 to 1.6, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT dropped 0.3 from last season (which aired at 9PM) to 1.3.  BLACK-ISH made its Tuesday premiere at 1.5, down half a point from 2016 (on a Wednesday, and with a 2.6 lead-in from MODERN FAMILY).  THE MAYOR premiered at 1.2 (the same rating as last season’s REAL O’NEALS season premiere), and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD started at 1.0 (up 0.1 from AGENTS OF SHIELD).

NBC:  Things settled in after last week’s big numbers, as THE VOICE dropped half a point to 2.2, and THIS IS US fell 0.8 to 3.1.  LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ KILLINGS was down 0.4 to 1.2, still enough to win the hour.

CBS:  NCIS shed 0.2 to 1.4, BULL slipped 0.1 to 1.2, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was steady at 1.0.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON was down 0.1 to 1.1, and both THE MICK (0.9) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.7) were steady.

CW:  Following a 0.2 rerun of THE FLASH, MACHINIMA’S CHASING THE CUP was at 0.1.

After 10 nights of nonstop premieres, tonight’s network line-up is stable with last week. 

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Fast Track 2017 Oct 03.TUE

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."