December 1, 2017



Times are tough even for THE BIG BANG THEORY.

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 30.THU


CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY aired a rerun last week, but it was down 0.2 from its last new episode to 2.4, which is a new low for the series.  YOUNG SHELDON fell half a point from last week to 2.1, MOM lost 0.4 to 1.4, LIFE IN PIECES dipped 0.2 to 1.1, and SWAT was down 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  GOTHAM slipped 0.1 from 2 weeks ago to 0.8, and THE ORVILLE held at 0.9.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL gained 0.2 from last week to 0.5 (but that was down 0.2 from 2 weeks ago), and a special PENN & TELLER: FOOL US was at 0.3.

ABC:  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was at 1.6, up 0.1 from 2016.  a WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY MAGICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION special was at 1.2, up 0.2 from last year (which aired on Thanksgiving night).

NBC:  The preliminary rating for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was 3.3, down 1.1 from the early Thanksgiving number (for a game NBC didn’t have to share with NFL Network) and up half a point from 2 weeks ago.

ABC’s AGENTS OF SHIELD has its 2-hour season premiere tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 30.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Broadcast final ratings will be available early Monday 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.