November 16, 2017



A generally good night for the networks.

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 15.WED

NBC:  An unusual 9PM Wednesday episode of THE VOICE elevated that timeslot to 1.4.  Around it, THE BLACKLIST was steady at 0.9, but CHICAGO PD rode the lead-in to a 0.3 bump that put it at 1.2.

ABC:  The line-up returned after last week’s CMA Awards break, and everything was up:  MODERN FAMILY by 0.2 to 1.7, and THE GOLDBERGS (1.4), SPEECHLESS (1.1), AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.3) and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (0.8) by 0.1.

CBS:  SURVIVOR gained 0.1 to 1.7, SEAL TEAM rose 0.2 to 1.1, and CRIMINAL MINDS was up 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  EMPIRE climbed 0.2 to 2.0, while STAR stayed at 1.2.

CW:  RIVERDALE (0.5) and DYNASTY (0.2) stayed as-is.

It’s Fall Finale night at ABC, where GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER air their final new episodes of 2017. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 15.WED

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.