December 28, 2016

SHOWBUZZDAILY Tuesday Network Scorecard – 12.27.2016



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.


CBS:  The annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS special rose 0.1 from last year to 1.0, not quite at the level of the NCIS rerun that preceded it.

CW:  The network is so desperate to be rid of NO TOMORROW that it threw a new episode on the line-up in the midst of 2 weeks of reruns.  Not surprisingly, it tied its series low 0.2, and was below its lead-in from a rerun of THE FLASH.

ABC:  A 20/20 about recent celebrity deaths scored 0.9, airing after 2 hours of sitcom reruns at 0.7-0.9.

NBC:  Reruns, topped by THE WALL at 1.1.

FOX:  More reruns, at 0.4-0.5.

FOX has a primetime COLLEGE FOOTBALL bowl game tonight, and CBS contributes a new episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS as the parade of reruns marches on.

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, later than usual because of the Christmas holiday.


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."