October 18, 2017



THE MAYOR may not win re-election.

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 17.TUE


ABC:  THE MIDDLE dropped 0.1 to 1.3, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT was steady at 1.1.  BLACK-ISH lost 0.1 to 1.2, and then THE MAYOR fell 0.2 to 0.8.  KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD remained at 0.8.

NBC:  THE VOICE dropped 0.3 to 2.1, but THIS IS US (2.8) and LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME (1.1) were steady.

CBS:  NCIS (1.3) and BULL (1.2) were down 0.1, but NCIS; NEW ORLEANS gained 0.1 to 1.1.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON (0.9) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.6) lost 0.1, while THE MICK remained at 0.8.

CW:  THE FLASH fell 0.2 to 0.9, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW shed 0.1 to 0.5.

The networks stick with their regular line-ups tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 17.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."