December 16, 2017



Finales, midseason and otherwise. 

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.

Fast Demo 2017 Dec 15.FRI

ABC:  The last ONCE UPON A TIME until March 2018 stayed at 0.5, and AGENTS OF SHIELD and 20/20 also remained at 0.5.

CBS:  On a night of midseason finales, MACGYVER dropped 0.1 to 0.8, and a pair of HAWAII 5-0 episodes were at 1.0/0.9, compared to last week’s 1.1.

FOX:  HELL’S KITCHEN (0.8) and the season finale of THE EXORCIST (0.4) were steady.

NBC:  BLINDSPOT (0.7) and DATELINE (0.9) were as-is.

CW:  The HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE special was at 0.3.

Remember 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY?  ABC’s flop drama is returning to burn off its remaining episodes tonight, with back-to-back hours.  The final SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE of 2017 is hosted by Kevin Hart, with musical guest Foo Fighters.  On Sunday, it’s a battle of musicals, with FOX’s live A CHRISTMAS STORY airing against ABC’s veteran THE SOUND OF MUSIC.  On cable, TNT’s GOOD BEHAVIOR and TBS’s SEARCH PARTY end their seasons.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Monday 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.