December 11, 2018


Note:  CBS numbers below inflated by local pre-emptions for ESPN NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL in Minneapolis (for all of local primetime) and Seattle (for the first hour of local primetime). 

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.

ABC:  CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS fell 0.4 from last year’s installment to 0.8.  A 1-hour GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT dropped half a point from last week’s 2-hour premiere to 0.6.

CBS:  As noted, the current numbers will likely come down in finals.  As of now, THE NEIGHBORHOOD is at 1.3, HAPPY TOGETHER is at 1.0, MAGNUM PI (airing a new episode for the first time since November 19) is at 1.0, and BULL is at 1.0.

NBC:  THE VOICE slipped 0.1 to 1.4, and a PENTATONIX: A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT special was at 0.7.

CW:  The “Elseworlds” crossover pushed ARROW up 0.2 to a season high 0.7, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW gained 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.5.

CW’s crossover concludes tonight with SUPERGIRL, and NBC airs DARCI LYNN: MY HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS.


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 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.