October 26, 2017



The second at-bat was stronger for the WORLD SERIES.

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 Oct 25.WED

FOX:  Game 2 of the WORLD SERIES climbed a full point from Tuesday to 3.9, particularly impressive became the 2016 Game 2 fell half a point from Game 1.  The preliminary rating was still down a point from 2016, but Tuesday’s game had a large adjustment upward in finals (the 2016 final for Game 2 was down 0.1), so that gap may narrow.

CBS:  SURVIVOR was down 0.1 to 1.7, and SEAL TEAM was also down 0.1, which put it at a new low 1.0.  CRIMINAL MINDS held at 1.0.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS dropped 0.1 to 1.4, and SPEECHLESS stayed at 1.1.  MODERN FAMILY held at 1.7, while AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was down 0.1 to 1.3.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR was stable at 0.8.

NBC:  THE BLACKLIST (0.9), SUV (1.2) and CHICAGO PD (1.1) were all steady.

CW:  RIVERDALE held at 0.6, but DYNASTY fell 0.1 to a new low 0.2.

CBS has its last national THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game of the fall tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 25.WED

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."