October 12, 2018



A GREY’S ANATOMY crossover helped out its spin-off.

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:  GREY’S ANATOMY lost 0.1 to 1.5, but a crossover plotline boosted STATION 19 by 0.2 to 1.3.  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER was steady at 0.8.

CW:  The season premiere of SUPERNATURAL was down 0.2 from 2017 to 0.5.  It was followed by a rerun of the ALL AMERICAN pilot, which had the same 0.2 rating as the premiere airing.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY (2.2) and YOUNG SHELDON (1.8) were steady.  MOM gained 0.1 to 1.4, and MURPHY BROWN held at 1.0.  SWAT was up 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE stayed at 0.8, and THE GOOD PLACE lost 0.1 to 0.8.  WILL & GRACE fell 0.2 to 0.8, and I FEEL BAD was down 0.1 to 0.6.  SVU dipped 0.1 to 0.9.

FOX:  The preliminary 3.4 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up 0.4 from last week’s game.

Tonight’s season premieres include NBC’s BLINDSPOT, as well as DYNASTY and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND on CW.

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 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."