November 8, 2017



Just about everything bounced back from last week’s airings against World Series Game 6.

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 07.TUE

NBC:  THE VOICE jumped up 0.9 compared to last week’s clip show and was steady with its Tuesday airing 2 weeks ago.  THIS IS US climbed 0.5 from last week to 2.5, although that was still 0.3 below 2 weeks ago.  LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME rose 0.2 to 0.9.

ABC:  Everything was up by 0.1 compared to last week:  THE MIDDLE to 1.3, FRESH OFF THE BOAT to 1.0, BLACK-ISH to 1.1, THE MAYOR to 0.8, and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD to 0.7.

CBS:  NCIS jumped 0.3 to 1.5, BULL gained 0.2 to 1.2, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS rose 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  Returning after a 2-week World Series break, LETHAL WEAPON was up 0.1 to 1.0, the newly-backordered THE MICK dropped 0.1 to 0.7, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was steady at 0.6.

CW:  THE FLASH was 0.2 faster  than last week at 0.9, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW was up 0.1 to 0.5.

ABC airs the CMA AWARDS tonight.  On cable, THE A WORD returns to Sundance.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week. Last year’s comparison night is November 15, 2016, rather than November 8, which was Election Night coverage and not a valid comparison for entertainment programming.

Fast Track 2017 Nov 07.TUE

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.