February 9, 2017



Happy 400th episode, SVU.

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 Feb 08.WED

NBC:  BLINDSPOT was steady at 0.9 with its most recent episode on January 18.  The event hour of SVU rose 0.2 to 1.6.  CHICAGO PD fell 0.2 to 1.3.

CBS:  HUNTED lost 0.1 to 1.2, and CRIMINAL MINDS was also down 0.1 to 1.2, a series low.  The season (at least) finale of CODE BLACK fell 0.2 to 0.9.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS aired its first new episode since January 11, and it was down 0.3 to 1.7.  SPEECHLESS was steady at 1.6.  MODERN FAMILY also hadn’t aired since January 11, and it was down 0.1 to 2.2, with BLACK-ISH up 0.2 to 1.6 (partly because it last aired a new episode on January 18 after a rerun MODERN FAMILY).  MATCH GAME finished the night steady at 1.0.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON returned from a week off down 0.1 to 1.3, and STAR held last week’s 1.3.

CW:  ARROW (0.6) and THE 100 (0.4) remained at last week’s numbers.

FOX has the season premiere of MASTERCHEF tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Feb 08.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."