October 18, 2018



Small shifts.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS dropped 0.2 to a series low 1.1, but the rest of the line-up was more steady.  MODERN FAMILY was down 0.1 to 1.3, while AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.0), the just-backordered SINGLE PARENTS (1.0) and A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (0.8) were steady.

CBS:  SURVIVOR fell 0.2 to 1.4, and both SEAL TEAM (0.8) and CRIMINAL MINDS (0.7) were down 0.1.

NBC:  CHICAGO MED (1.2) and CHICAGO FIRE (1.3) were each down 0.1, and CHICAGO PD held at 1.2.

FOX:  EMPIRE stayed at 1.6, and STAR was down 0.1 to 1.2.

CW:  RIVERDALE lost 0.1 to 0.4, and ALL AMERICAN was steady at 0.2.

Tonight, ABC preempts GREY’S ANATOMY for the seasonal specials IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN and TOY STORY OF TERROR.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day 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."