November 10, 2017

The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 11.9.2017


A very consistent night.

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 09.THU

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY (2.7), YOUNG SHELDON (2.2) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.2) were all steady with last week.  MOM (1.5) gained 0.1, and SWAT (1.0) lost 0.1.

ABC:  The 300th episode of GREY’S ANATOMY rose 0.1 to 1.9, while SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER stayed as is at 1.1/0.9.

NBC:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL returned to the network with a preliminary 2.5, up 0.3 from the early number for the last CBS game 2 weeks ago.

FOX:  GOTHAM (0.9) and THE ORVILLE (1.0) remained where they were.

CW:  Things were unchanged for SUPERNATURAL (0.6) and ARROW (0.5).

ABC airs the finale of INHUMANS tonight, ridding itself of the low-rated series.

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 09.THU

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. Destiny

    According to some, SWAT was DOA, dead, fractional in Week 2 etc. I guess not. It should be interesting to see if Arrow adjusts down to a series low.

    This comment “It beat SEAL Team this week. That was never expected.” Earns an idiot of the day award.

    • Destiny

      Gotham should earn its seventh straight 0.9 rating when the finals come out soon. Such stability would fix Fridays for sure.

      • FlopWatch

        At the very least, they wouldn’t need flops like Exorcist.

        • Destiny

          I think when Gotham Season 5 is announced, those old enough to drink should have a drink for getting the show across the line. What a tremendous achievement that would be against difficult odds. Just imagine by the finale the show remaining at a 0.9-1.0. That’s loyalty for you.

  2. JamesG

    Orville is still defying gravity. I thought for sure it would be permanently fractional by it’s second Thursday airing.

    • Destiny

      It does make you wonder how the show would do if it wasn’t helmed by Seth MacFarlane. I would say the odds are good that a number of fans watching it weekly are fans of his work.

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