November 9, 2018



A mixed bag of a night.

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.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY rose 0.2 to 2.3, and YOUNG SHELDON was up 0.1 to 1.8.  MOM (1.2), MURPHY BROWN (0.8) and SWAT (0.7) were all steady.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY held at 1.6, while STATION 19 gained 0.1 to 1.0,and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER lost 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE (0.9) and THE GOOD PLACE (0.8) held last week’s numbers.  A special clip-show episode of THE VOICE was low at 0.7.  SVU stayed at 0.9.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL and LEGACIES both dropped 0.1 to 0.3/0.3.

FOX:  The preliminary 3.3 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up a healthy 1.2 from last week’s early number.

Regular line-ups for all the broadcasters tonight.

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."


  1. Monzo

    Are these numbers enough to renew SVU for a 21st season?

  2. Amaury

    Young Sheldon slay!

  3. ChrisM

    Why do you say “slay!”?

    By any chance, did you see Eden Sher from The Middle on Superstore?

    • Amaury

      Slay = doing great!

      No, I don’t watch Superstore.

      • ChrisM

        OK. I figured something like that, but thought it might be something Sheldon, or another character, says on the show. I don’t watch that, so didn’t know.

        Of course you realize it’s doing as well because of Big Bang before it? I’d be curious to see how well it does on its own, or would have, if CBS had put it Mondays like I think they should have.

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