December 10, 2018



CW’s “Elseworlds” crossover began.

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 dropped 0.2 to 0.6, the cycle finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS JR held at 0.6, and SHARK TANK was steady at 0.7, with a rerun at 0.5 as its lead-out.

CBS:  Comparisons are to November 18, the last time the network aired new episodes without the late afternoon national NFL game.  60 MINUTES slipped 0.1 to 0.9, GOD FRIENDED ME held at 0.8, NCIS: LA gained 0.1 to 0.9, and MADAM SECRETARY was steady at 0.6.

FOX:  THE SIMPSONS may be adjusted due to the late national game, but is currently up 1.2 from last week to 2.8, BOB’S BURGERS is up 0.6 to 1.8, FAMILY GUY is up 0.3 to 1.5, and REL is up 0.2 to 0.8.

CW:  The crossover is airing some shows out of their regular timeslots, and while THE FLASH was up 0.2 from last week’s SUPERGIRL to 0.6, that was down 0.1 from FLASH’S own episode last Tuesday.  CHARMED stayed at 0.3.

NBC:  The preliminary 5.1 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is up 0.3 from last week’s early number.

Tonight, holiday specials continue with ABC’s A CMA CHRISTMAS and NBC’s PENTATONIX: A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT.  On cable, HBO concludes the first season of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND.

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 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.