February 17, 2017



THE BIG BANG THEORY became smaller.

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 Feb 16.THU

CBS:  The network is reportedly close to a massive 2-year renewal for THE BIG BANG THEORY, the only remaining scripted broadcast series to regularly hit a 3+ demo rating.  But last night BIG BANG took a 0.3 hit to 2.7, its lowest rating in a decade.  It may well bounce back (and indeed could go up this afternoon in finals), but it’s another mark of how the broadcast universe is shrinking.  Meanwhile, THE GREAT INDOORS gained 0.1 to 1.6, while MOM (1.5) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.3) were steady.  TRAINNG DAY finished the night down 0.1 to 0.7.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY shed 0.1 to 2.0, SCANDAL was up 0.1 to 1.7, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER held at 1.3.

NBC:  The just-renewed SUPERSTORE remained at 1.1, and POWERLESS stayed at 0.8.  CHICAGO MED rose 0.1 to 1.2, and THE BLACKLIST was steady at 0.9.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL was up 0.1 to 0.7, but RIVERDALE fell 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR fell 0.2 to 1.1, and MY KITCHEN RULES was also down 0.2 to 0.7.

All the networks are new tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Feb 16.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.