October 5, 2017

The Sked: Wednesday Network Scorecard 10.4.2017


Everything was down from Premiere Week, but the drops were especially steep at FOX.

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 04.WED

FOX:  EMPIRE fell half a point to 1.9, tying its series low.  That led STAR to tumble 0.4 to 1.4.

CBS:  After SURVIVOR dropped 0.2 to 1.6, SEAL TEAM lost 0.3 from last week’s series premiere to 1.2, putting it in 4th place for the hour (although it fared better in the older Total Viewers metric).  The night finished with CRIMINAL MINDS down 0.2 to 1.1.

ABC:  The declines were THE GOLDBERGS by 0.2 to 1.6, SPEECHLESS by 0.1 to 1.3, MODERN FAMILY by 0.2 to 1.9, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE by 0.2 to 1.4, and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR by 0.2 to 0.9.

NBC:  Everything was down by 0.1:  THE BLACKLIST to 1.0, SVU to 1.3, and CHICAGO PD to 1.2.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

ABC’s SCANDAL begins its final season tonight.  On cable, Syfy launches GHOST WARS after the season premiere of VAN HELSING.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 04.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."