October 18, 2016



THE ODD COUPLE returned to be CBS’s Monday weak link.

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.


CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY and the newly backordered KEVIN CAN WAIT were steady at 3.4/2.1.  2 BROKE GIRLS was down 0.1 from last week’s 1-hour premiere to 1.6.  THE ODD COUPLE’s season premiere at 1.1 was down half a point from the 2015 premiere (which had BIG BANG THEORY as a lead-in), and slightly higher than last season’s 1-hour finale (which didn’t).  SCORPION held at 1.3.

CW:  SUPERGIRL dropped 0.2 from last week’s season premiere to 0.9.  The 0.4 season premiere of JANE THE VIRGIN was steady with fall 2015, although last year JANE had to open the night without a lead-in.

NBC:  THE VOICE fell 0.3 to 2.6, and TIMELESS gained 0.1 to 1.5 (those numbers may shift slightly in finals).

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS was down 0.1 to 1.5, and CONVICTION remained at 0.8.

FOX:  GOTHAM stayed at 1.1, and LUCIFER was up 0.1 to 1.1.

All the networks air their regular line-ups tonight.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 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."