February 10, 2017



POWERLESS is starting to look that way.

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 09.THU

NBC:  SUPERSTORE was down 0.1 from last week to 1.1, and then POWERLESS fell 0.2 from its premiere to a very quiet 0.9.  CHICAGO MED (1.2) and THE BLACKLIST (0.9) were steady.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY is currently down 0.1 to 3.0, although it often picks up a tenth in finals.  THE GREAT INDOORS returned at 1.6, down 0.3 from last week’s SUPERIOR DONUTS.  MOM (1.6) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.3) were steady.  TRAINING DAY dropped 0.1 from last week’s premiere to 0.8.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR returned at 1.3, up 0.2 from last week’s HELL’S KITCHEN finale, and MY KITCHEN RULES rose 0.2 to 0.9.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL (0.6) and RIVERDALE (0.4) remained at last week’s numbers.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY slipped 0.2 to 2.1, and SCANDAL was down 0.1 to 1.6, while HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER held at 1.3.

CW’s REIGN begins its final season on the throne 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 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."