December 27, 2017



The KENNEDY CENTER HONORS weren’t as bright this year.

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 follows the chart.

Fast Demo 2017 Dec 26.TUE

CBS:  The annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS special fell 0.3 from last year’s edition to 0.7.  The night began with an 0.7 NCIS rerun.

ABC:  Other annual specials were down as well.  HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLIE BROWN dropped 0.3 from its 2016 airing to 0.9, and RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR was down an uglier 0.6 to 0.7.  A rerun of KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD finished the night at 0.4.

NBC:  A rerun of ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES was the night’s highest-rated show at 1.3, followed by a rerun of BETTER LATE THAN NEVER at 0.9.  A CHICAGO MED rerun closed out the line-up at 0.5.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.5-0.6.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

Another night of reruns on the networks tonight, except for CW’s MADDEN NFL 18 CHALLENGE special.  On cable, Syfy and History are among the networks featuring some new programming.

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

This feature will return in January.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Thursday morning 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.