November 30, 2016



A night for TV comfort food.

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.


CW:  After what amounted to a tease on Monday’s SUPERGIRL, the network’s crossover-palooza went into high gear with THE FLASH, which jumped 0.4 to a season-high 1.5.  Despite that boost, NO TOMORROW only gained 0.1 to 0.4.

CBS:  52 years after its debut, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER was down 0.1 from last year’s airing at 2.3, a significantly better number than new episodes of NCIS have been doing in that slot.  It was followed by 1.3/0.9 procedural reruns.

NBC:  THE VOICE rose 0.1 to 1.9, easily outshined by THIS IS US, which climbed 0.3 to 2.7.  CHICAGO FIRE ended the night up 0.2 to 1.7.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE stayed at 1.6, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE fell 0.1 to 1.4.  FRESH OFF THE BOAT (1.2) and THE REAL O’NEALS (1.0) returned from a week off each down 0.1.  AGENTS OF SHIELD aired for the first time in 4 weeks and held at 0.8.

FOX:  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was up 0.1 to 1.0, while NEW GIRL (0.8) and SCREAM QUEENS (0.5) stayed where they were.

NBC goes holiday tonight, with CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER and a new CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS movie.  On cable, Syfy premieres INCORPORATED, VIKINGS returns to History, and OWN airs the season finale of QUEEN SUGAR. 

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


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."