November 2, 2017



Not all Game 7s are created equal.

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 Nov 01.WED

FOX:  The final game of THE WORLD SERIES naturally dominated the night, but its preliminary 7.0 rating was dwarfed by last year’s 12.1 early number.

ABC:  Unlike NBC and CBS, the network chose to air its full line-up against the game, and most of the shows were dinged:  THE GOLDBERGS (1.2), SPEECHLESS (0.9), and MODERN FAMILY (1.5) each by 0.2, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.2) by 0.1.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR remained at last week’s 0.7.

CBS:  A new SURVIVOR dropped 0.2 to 1.5, and was followed by a pair of SEAL TEAM reruns at 0.7/0.6.

NBC:  A new episode of THE BLACKLIST stayed at 0.8, and was followed by 0.7 reruns of SVU and CHICAGO PD.

CW:  RIVERDALE (0.6) and DYNASTY (0.6) were steady.

CBS launches its post-football line-up tonight, including the series premiere of SWAT, but there’s a catch:  because the Jets are playing in tonight’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game, the network will be preempted in NY, which will likely affect tomorrow morning’s early ratings.

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 01.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."