October 3, 2018



Both of the night’s newcomers held well.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

NBC:  THE VOICE dropped 0.4 to 1.8, and THIS IS US was down 0.6 to 2.4.  In that context, the 0.2 decline by NEW AMSTERDAM to 1.6 looked pretty good (although since it started at 10:01PM, it may tick further down in finals).

CBS:  NCIS (1.4) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (1.0) were steady, and FBI slipped 0.1 to 1.2.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS lost 0.1 to 0.8.  It was followed by a rerun of the A MILLION LITTLE THINGS pilot at 0.5.

FOX:  THE GIFTED fell 0.2 to 0.7, and LETHAL WEAPON held at 0.8.

CW:  The season finale of THE OUTPOST was down 0.1 to 0.1.  It was preceded by a rerun of THE FLASH at 0.1.

Tonight, NBC will hope to reap the benefits of its all-CHICAGO night with a 3-part crossover that will encompass the entire line-up. 

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

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."