December 15, 2017



NOTE:  The chart below is incorrect as to ABC’s line-up, which replaced THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW with a rerun of THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT due to issues with one of the former’s judges.

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 Dec 14.THU


ABC:  OLOF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE, which until last week was playing in theaters with Disney/Pixar’s COCO, scored 1.4, and was followed by 1.1 for a rerun of DISNEY’S PREP & LANDING.  As noted above, a rerun GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT ran at 9PM with a 0.7 rating.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped 0.2 to 2.6, and YOUNG SHELDON was also down 0.2 to 2.0.  MOM (1.4) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.1) were steady.  SWAT gained 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  A night of specials, with SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO and TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS both at 0.7.

CW:  The IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BELL special was at 0.4, followed by a rerun WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY at 0.2.

NBC:  THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL featured a particularly woeful game featuring 2 sub-playoffs teams, and its preliminary 2.1 was down 0.8 from last week’s early number.

ABC airs the midseason finale of ONCE UPON A TIME tonight.  On cable, Syfy has the 2-hour season finale of Z NATION.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 14.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




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.