December 22, 2016

The Sked: Wednesday Ratings 12.21.2016


UNDERCOVER BOSS may have gone too far undercover.

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 follows the chart.


CBS:  The 2-hour season premiere of UNDERCOVER BOSS was at 1.1, down half a point from the 2015 premiere (also a few days before Christmas, but on a Sunday).  CODE BLACK returned from a week off down 0.2 to 0.9.

CW:  TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS was steady at 0.3, a bit better than the 0.2 for the ARROW rerun that followed it.

ABC:  After sitcom reruns at 0.8-1.0, GAME CHANGERS WITH ROBIN ROBERTS managed a 0.6.

NBC:  Reruns, with 0.8 for ELF: BUDDY’S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS followed by 0.7s for a pair of procedurals.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.8/0.7.

Tonight’s new network programming consists of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, along with another episode of TERRY CREWS SAVES CHRISTMAS.

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

This feature will return in January.

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."