November 6, 2017



FAMILY GUY is starting to show its age.

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 Nov 05.SUN

FOX:  The regular line-up returned after World Series preemption.  BOB’S BURGERS has a preliminary 1.6 that was probably lifted by local NFL overruns (it was up 0.3 from 2 weeks ago).  THE SIMPSONS fell 0.3 from its Treehouse of Horror episode to 1.3, and GHOSTED slipped 0.1 to 1.0.  FAMILY GUY tumbled 0.2 to 1.0, while THE LAST MAN ON EARTH held at 0.8.

ABC:  THE TOY BOX remained at 0.4, and AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS returned from a week off at a steady 0.9.  The SHARK TANK episodes were at 0.9/0.7, respectively steady and down 0.2 compared to last week.

CBS:  The network had the late NFL game, so its numbers are subject to adjustment.  60 MINUTES (2.4) and WISDOM OF THE CROWD (1.1) are at the same levels they had 2 weeks ago when the network also had the national game, while NCIS: LA is down 0.2 to 0.9, and MADAM SECRETARY is down 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC:  The preliminary SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL rating is 4.0, down 0.3 from last week’s early number.

The launch of its revamped Monday night line-up went badly for CBS, so it’s quickly making changes, yanking ME, MYSELF & I from the schedule, moving 9JKL to 9:30PM and for this week airing a BIG BANG THEORY rerun at 8:30PM.  (Next week, MAN WITH A PLAN will take that slot.)

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 05.SUN

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 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.