November 5, 2016



Apparently a 150th episode is a thing.

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 fact that this week’s HAWAII 5-0 was the 150th episode may have propelled the show up 0.2 to be the night’s highest-rated programming at 1.2.  It was preceded by MACGYVER, up 0.2 to 1.1, and BLUE BLOODS, steady at 1.1.

ABC:  The sitcoms returned after a week off exactly where they’d been, with LAST MAN STANDING at 1.1 and DR KEN at 0.8.  SHARK TANK held at last week’s 1.1, and 20/20 was up 0.1 to 0.8.

FOX:  Returning from their World Series break, HELL’S KITCHEN (1.1) and THE EXORCIST (0.7) stayed put.

CW:  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES gained 0.1 to 0.4, and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND held at 0.2.

NBC:  CAUGHT ON CAMERA remained at 0.6, and DATELINE was up 0.1 to 1.0.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL occupies 2 networks tonight, and the final pre-election SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is hosted by the man of the moment, DOCTOR STRANGE’s Benedict Cumberbatch, with musical guest Solange. 

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.