October 26, 2018

The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 10.25.2018


A slow night at CW.

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.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL fell 0.2 to tie its series low 0.3, and while the premiere of LEGACIES held all of its lead-in, that still wasn’t much of a start. 

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY returned from a week off at a steady 1.5.  STATION 19 gained 0.1 to 0.9, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER remained at 0.7.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY (2.2) and YOUNG SHELDON (1.7) were steady.  MOM (1.2) and MURPHY BROWN (0.8) each lost 0.1.  SWAT stayed at 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE (0.9), THE GOOD PLACE (0.8) and WILL & GRACE (0.9) all held last week’s numbers.  Both I FEEL BAD (0.5) and SVU (0.9) were down 0.1.

FOX:  The preliminary 2.6 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up 0.8 from last week’s early rating.

Tonight, NBC has a seasonally-timed season premiere for MIDNIGHT, TEXAS, and ABC preempts the night’s opening hour for another run of IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN.  FOX has Game 3 of the WORLD SERIES.

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."