November 7, 2016



The end of the World Series didn’t do much to help ABC.

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.


ABC:  Facing normal Sunday competition, both AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (1.0) and ONCE UPON A TIME 1.1) gained 0.2 from last week.  But SECRETS & LIES and QUANTICO remained mired at their series low 0.6s.

FOX:  The regular line-up returned, with BOB’S BURGERS down 0.4 from 2 weeks ago (that earlier number was probably boosted by a late afternoon football lead-in), THE SIMPSONS down 0.1 to 1.4, SON OF ZORN down 0.1 to 0.9, and FAMILY GUY (1.2) and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (0.9) steady. 

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’s preliminary 5.6 is down 0.4 from last week’s early number, even though this week there was no sports event airing against it.

CBS:  The entire line-up was pushed by an overrun from the late afternoon national NFL game.  For now, 60 MINUTES is at 2.1, NCIS: LA is at 1.3, and MADAM SECRETARY is at 0.9, with ELEMENTARY airing mostly out of primetime.

NBC preempts its fading TIMELESS tonight for a clip-show SNL ELECTION SPECIAL.  On cable, Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES returns for a new season.

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 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.