October 10, 2017



VALOR showed little grace under fire.

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 Oct 09.MON

CW: The network’s fall got off to a bumpy start.  SUPERGIRL was down a heavy 0.6 from its 2016 premiere to a series low 0.5.  VALOR followed at 0.3, down 0.1 from last fall’s premiere of JANE THE VIRGIN.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS slipped 0.1 to 1.3.  THE GOOD DOCTOR took its first sizable hit, down 0.3 to 1.9, but that number is still excellent, especially for a 10PM show.

NBC:  THE VOICE lost 0.2 to 2.4, and THE BRAVE is currently up 0.1 to 1.2, although that might shift in finals if it began at 10:01PM. 

FOX:  LUCIFER dropped 0.2 to 0.9, and THE GIFTED fell 0.3 to 1.2. 

CBS:  The network was preempted in Minneapolis for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, so the numbers may change this afternoon.  For the moment, THE BIG BANG THEORY is at 2.8 (down 0.4), 9JKL is at 1.5 (down 0.1), KEVIN CAN WAIT is at 1.4 (up 0.1), ME, MYSELF & I is at 1.1 (up 0.1), and SCORPION is at 1.0 (up 0.2).

An oddity tonight:  the broadcast episode of FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT has been edited because it opening sequence echoes the events in Las Vegas, but the uncut version will be available via streaming, which may or may not affect the network ratings. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 09.MON

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."


  1. Destiny

    I know some will stress over Supergirl, but it’s worth remembering that it will get a season four of some kind regardless of what happens this season. I’m not feeling any sort of doom and gloom about it. Sure I would love it to be higher, but that’s life.

    The Gifted did fine, Lucifer will bounce back I’m sure, take a positive that it didn’t hit a new low. The Good Doctor did amazing naturally. ABC must be loving winning the 10pm hour on Mondays for the first time in, well a while with scripted.

    • FlopWatch

      Supergirl was pretty much moved over to the CW because of it.

      • Destiny

        I would hate to talk about reasons, but I do think the over reliance on Mon-El on a show called Supergirl led to the drop last season. He had way too much screentime.

        Anyway, I can’t see a show like The Gifted going fractional, there’s no reason for it at this point. I’m happy with my ‘It’ll pull Star season 1 numbers’ thoughts from last week(The show settled around a 1.1-1.3).

        • FlopWatch

          Yeah, SG had lots of changes in S2 especially with the CW move and that came with a lot of complaints.

          • Destiny

            Speaking of the changes, I didn’t feel the show needed to be so anti Trump with Cat Grants press speeches in the opening episode. It seemed a bit weird for a show like Supergirl. Forced even.

        • rtz6677

          Totally agree with your statement about the Mon-El character on Supergirl.
          Of course, only if the sky falls down SG won’t get a fourth season (in other words, season 4 is a certainty)

          • Fred

            Nonsense it has nothing to do with him at all. He is a guy and its the men that left. Its the political reason. And its actually on par with last spring ratings and its doing fine. No CW show can do better in that timeslot maybe except Flash which will lose alot of viewers in that competition.

          • Destiny

            It got so bad he almost usurped Kara as the protagonist of the story. The second season finale felt more like it was geared towards a Mon-El centric show too as the Daxamites were only there because of him, and they only wanted to conquer the Earth as he refused to leave.

            Characters like Jimmy Olsen suffered, and I’m at least happy that he got a good amount of screentime in the opening.

          • Fred

            It will get 6-7 full seasons. No show can do better on mondays its insane competition unless they swith Flash and SG

          • Destiny

            I really doubt it will get 6-7 seasons. It’s not a cheap show to produce.

        • Fred

          Of course it will get 6-7 full seasons. Find a show that could do better on mondays with all that competition. Flash would even post lows there. Its still cw’s nr 2 on their toughest day

          • Destiny

            We’ll just have to agree to disagree there. I know you’re quite the fan of the show, so we’ll just leave this there.

          • Fred

            The 100 getting renewed with 0.4 and 0.3 in the last 2 years when ratings was better. Can you even mention a show doing better on mondays except Flash. Which will Fall there too with all those variety of juggernauts.

  2. Destiny

    Congrats Amaury, Raven got that second season we all expected. Now you just have I am Frankie I think, oh and Bizaardvark. I hope you get both.

  3. Amaury

    Yup, yup, yup. Also K.C. Undercover.

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