October 24, 2018



Inevitably, THE CONNERS dropped.

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.

ABC:  THE CONNERS fell 0.7 to 1.7, which is no surprise given the hype for the premiere.  That’s still a strong number, so the question will be what happens next.  THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT correspondingly dropped 0.3 to 1.1.  BLACK-ISH slipped 0.1 to 0.9, while SPLITTING UP TOGETHER lost 0.2 to 0.7.  THE ROOKIE was off by 0.2 to 0.8.

FOX:  Game 1 of the WORLD SERIES was up half a point from the preliminary number for last year’s Game 1 to 3.4.  In 2017, the game rose a full point in final numbers.

NBC:  THE VOICE was down 0.2 to 1.6, THIS IS US shed 0.1 to 2.1, and NEW AMSTERDAM was also down 0.1 to 1.2.

CBS:  NCIS (1.2), FBI (1.0) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.8) were all steady.

CW:  THE FLASH held at 0.7, and BLACK LIGHTNING gained 0.1 to 0.4.

The WORLD SERIES continues tonight.  

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."