December 5, 2017



Note that MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL preemptions leave ABC and NBC subject to adjustment.

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 Dec 04.MON


ABC:  Currently THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT premiere is at 1.1, and THE GOOD DOCTOR’s midseason finale is steady at 1.7.

NBC:  THE VOICE is currently steady at 1.9, and THE WALL is at 1.0.

CW:  The midseason finale of SUPERGIRL dropped 0.4 from last week’s crossover to 0.5, which is where it was 2 weeks ago.  VALOR was also steady at 0.2.

FOX:  LUCIFER returned from a rerun week and held at 0.9, while THE GIFTED fell 0.1 to 0.8.

CBS:  The night started with a BIG BANG THEORY rerun at 1.2, and ended with an off-night SWAT rerun at 0.6.  In between, MAN WITH A PLAN remained at 1.1, SUPERIOR DONUTS dropped 0.1 to 0.9, and 9JKL was also down 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC takes a leaf from some cable networks tonight, interrupting hiatus for new holiday episodes of SUPERSTORE and WILL & GRACE.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 04.MON

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.


  1. ChrisM

    You would think CBS would try Young Sheldon by itself on Monday to see how it and the rest would do. I, for one, would be curious. I really don’t believe it should follow Big Bang Theory on Thursdays.

    • FlopWatch

      The problem is that they don’t have anything else good or better this season, 9JKL completely wasted TBBT when it had it, MM&I bombed, and Living Biblically doesn’t seem promising at all.

      • ChrisM

        True. I’ve not watched any of them based on premise or preview. I don’t watch Kevin Can Wait or Man with a Plan either. Sad to say, I gave up on Big Bang too. I never liked the idea of Young Sheldon to begin with, but it does surprise me a little CBS didn’t think to keep it on Monday after its’ initial premiere. In fact, I would have held off Big Bang until after football and just had Young Sheldon for those few weeks.

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