October 11, 2017



The season continued settling downward.

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 Oct 10.TUE

CW:  THE FLASH premiered at 1.0, down 0.3 from 2016.  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW was steady with its Fall 2016 premiere at 0.6, but that was in a much tougher timeslot, opening up Thursday night with no lead-in.

ABC:  Everything was down:  THE MIDDLE by 0.2 to 1.4, FRESH OFF THE BOAT by 0.3 to 1.1, BLACK-ISH by 0.2 to 1.3, THE MAYOR by 0.2 to 1.0, and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD by 0.2 to 0.8.

NBC:  THE VOICE was steady at 2.3, but THIS IS US lost 0.3 to 2.8.  LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME held at 1.1.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON fell 0.2 to a series low 0.9, THE MICK was down 0.2 to 0.7, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was up 0.1 to 0.7.

CBS:  NCIS remained at 1.4, BULL was steady at 1.2, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS rose 0.1 to 1.1.

Tonight’s premieres encompass the entire spectrum of TV drama:  CW’s reboot of DYNASTY (after the season premiere of RIVERDALE), to USA’s returning MR. ROBOT.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 10.TUE

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

    That’s an entire night of bubble shows for FOX. Some more in The Bad Place than others. Bulls audience has aged too since the premiere, that’s two episodes now that its gotten older lol.

    • FlopWatch

      LW seems to be having a sophomore slump, B99 was already doing badly last season and The Mick isn’t doing any better either.

    • Russell

      I think FOX will renew Lethal Weapon at least. As for The Mick, they should really try moving it to Sundays after Family Guy when Last Man on Earth goes on its break. If that doesn’t work, they’ll probably cancel it.

  2. oop… “This is Us”? Well, Issa Hit!

    And as properly 90’s it could get, “True Crime: The Menendez Brothers” has been all right, but is losing and bleeding a HUGE audience from the mega-hit that is “TiU”.

    If things doesn’t pick up, ‘L&O: True Crime’ will be one season and no more!

  3. Destiny

    Mr Robot returns today after almost 13 months. I hope it doesn’t flop.

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