October 9, 2018



NOTE:  Local MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL preemptions may affect ABC/NBC ratings in finals.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

CBS:  THE NEIGHBORHOOD dropped 0.2 from last week’s premiere to 1.1, and HAPPY TOGETHER was down 0.1 to 0.9.  MAGNUM PI held at 0.9, but BULL lost 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT (0.9) and 9-1-1 (1.4) were each down 0.1.

ABC:  Currently, DANCING WITH THE STARS is up 0.3 to 1.1, and THE GOOD DOCTOR is up 0.1 to 1.2.

NBC:  As of now, THE VOICE is down 0.1 to 2.0, and MANIFEST is down 0.1 to 1.7.

CW:  The 2nd half of the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special was at 0.2.

ABC airs the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS tonight, and the CW fall schedule finally kicks in with season premieres of THE FLASH and BLACK LIGHTNING.  In addition, the short run of FX’s late-night MR INBETWEEN reaches its season finale.

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

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."