November 8, 2018



Most shows bounced back from last week’s Halloween blues.

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 climbed 0.3 to 1.3, while AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE and MODERN FAMILY were both up 0.2, respectively to 1.1 and 1.4.  SINGLE PARENTS edged up 0.1 to 1.0.  A MILLION LITTLE THINGS was the exception, down 0.1 to 0.7.

CBS:  SURVIVOR rose 0.3 to 1.6, and both SEAL TEAM (0.9) and CRIMINAL MINDS (0.8) were up 0.1.

NBC:  CHICAGO MED (1.2) and CHICAGO FIRE (1.3) were each up 0.1, and CHICAGO PD was steady at 1.1.

FOX:  EMPIRE gained 0.3 to 1.5, and STAR was up 0.2 to 1.1.

CW:  Returning after a rerun week, RIVERDALE lost 0.1 to 0.4 compared to 2 weeks ago, and ALL AMERICAN was steady at 0.3.

The broadcast networks air their regular line-ups tonight.

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."