December 7, 2017



A fairly stable evening.

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 Dec 06.Wed

CBS:  Leaving aside Thanksgiving night (when the episodes were designated as “specials”), comparisons are to November 15.  SURVIVOR was up 0.1 to 1.8 (also steady with last week’s 2-hour episode), SEAL TEAM held at 1.1, but CRIMINAL MINDS fell 0.1 to tie its series low 0.9.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS gained 0.1 to 1.5, SPEECHLESS was steady at 1.1, MODERN FAMILY rose 0.1 to 1.7, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was up 0.2 to 1.2.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR remained at 0.7.

NBC:  After a 0.8 rerun of A VERY PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS, SVU fell 0.2 from last week (when it had a much bigger lead-in from CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER) to 1.3, and CHICAGO PD was down 0.1 to 1.2.

FOX:  EMPIRE rose 0.1 to 1.8, and STAR stayed at 1.2.

CW:  RIVERDALE (0.5) and DYNASTY (0.2) were steady.

It’s already time for a season finale, as FOX’s THE ORVILLE, already renewed for next season, ends its scheduled 13-episode run.  On cable, USA brings the gang back together for PSYCH: THE MOVIE.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 06.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.