October 22, 2018



CW’s line-up dropped, but remained strongly compatible.

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:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS lost 0.1 to 0.8, and DANCING WITH THE STARS JR held at 0.8.  Both SHARK TANK (0.8) and THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW (0.4) were up 0.1

FOX:  After 0.1/0.9 reruns, the annual TREEHOUSE OF HORROR episode of THE SIMPSONS was up 0.2 from last week to 1.2.  BOB’S BURGERS rose 0.3 to 1.2, FAMILY GUY climbed 0.2 to 1.1, and REL was also up 0.2 to 0.7.

CW:  SUPERGIRL and CHARMED each dropped 0.1 to 0.4.

CBS:  Comparisons are to September 30, when the network had the late national NFL game.  60 MINUTES dropped half a point to 2.2, GOD FRIENDED ME held at 1.3, and NCIS: LA was steady at 1.1.  MADAM SECRETARY had the same 0.7 as that night’s rerun of the MAGNUM PI pilot.

NBC:  The preliminary 4.6 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down a big 1.5 from last week’s early number for the New England vs. Kansas City showdown.

Tonight’s broadcast line-up includes the season premiere of CW’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.


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 Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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."