December 22, 2017



A pair of sitcoms got a taste of life without their lead-ins.

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 21.THU

CBS:  With a rerun BIG BANG THEORY (1.3) as lead-in, YOUNG SHELDON dropped 0.3 to a series low 1.7.  However, MOM (1.4) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.1) were steady, and SWAT climbed 0.1 to 1.1.

NBC:  A pair of GREAT NEWS episodes ran without WILL & GRACE in the line-up, and their 0.5/0.4 ratings were far below the show’s previous 1.0 for its last airing in October.  An SNL holiday clips show followed at 1.1.

ABC:  A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS reran at 1.3, and a rerun of CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS was at 0.7.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3/0.3.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.1.

The networks are mostly in holiday mode tonight, but NBC’s BLINDSPOT and ABC’s AGENTS OF SHIELD will air new episodes.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 21.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.