November 29, 2017



Tuesday’s specials were a little less special.

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 Nov 28.TUE

CBS:  It was RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER time, but the holiday special’s 1.8 was down half a point from its 2016 run.  Similarly, the VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW special was down 0.6 from 2016 (when it aired on a Monday) to 1.5.  Between the two specials, a rerun NCIS was at 1.0.

CW:  The crossover hour of THE FLASH was up just 0.1 from last week to 0.9, but LEGENDS OF TOMORROW benefited much more, rising 0.4 to 0.9.

NBC:  THE VOICE was up 0.1 to 1.8, and the midseason finale of THIS IS US gained 0.2 to 2.7.  CHICAGO MED held at 1.3.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON was steady at 1.0.  THE MICK (0.8) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.7) were each up 0.1.

ABC:  A night of reruns at 0.5-0.8.

Tonight’s specials include NBC’s CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER and a BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE hour on CBS.  On cable, History’s VIKINGS has its season premiere.

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 28.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Official broadcast ratings for Tuesday will be available Thursday morning, the final delay associated with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.




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.