December 6, 2017



A holiday visitor livened things up.

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 Dec 05.Tue

NBC:  After THE VOICE remained at 1.8, the network aired a pair of off-night holiday special episodes, with WILL & GRACE at 1.8 and SUPERSTORE at 1.1.  Both were consistent with their last Thursday airings (SUPERSTORE was down 0.1).  CHICAGO MED dropped 0.2 to 1.1.

ABC:  The line-up returned from one or more weeks off.  Compared to 2 weeks ago, THE MIDDLE slipped 0.1 to 1.2, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT fell 0.2 to 0.9.  Returning after 3 weeks, BLACK-ISH was down 0.1 to 1.0, THE MAYOR held at 0.7, and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD dropped 0.1 to 0.6.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON (1.0), THE MICK (0.8) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.7) were all steady.

CW:  THE FLASH was down 0.2 from last week’s crossover episode to 0.8, but steady with 2 weeks ago.  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW fell 0.3 from last week to 0.6, but that was up 0.1 from 2 weeks ago.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.6-0.8, featuring a 9PM run of SEAL TEAM, and a 10PM airing of BULL.

Cable has premieres tonight (Syfy’s HAPPY and History’s KNIGHTFALL) and finales (Comedy Central’s SOUTH PARK and BROAD CITY).

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 05.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.