October 25, 2017

The Sked: Tuesday Network Scorecard 10.24.2017


After 2 strong years, THE WORLD SERIES crashed to earth.

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 24.TUE

FOX:  It was probably inevitable that the 2017 WORLD SERIES would suffer in comparison to 2016, a once-in-a-lifetime saga thanks to the Chicago Cubs breaking their curse.  But the preliminary 2.9 for Game 1 isn’t just way below 2016’s early 5.4, it’s also much lower than 2015’s 4.6.  (It is on par with 2014.) 

NBC:  THE VOICE fell 0.3 from last Tuesday to 1.9, and THIS IS US was down 0.2 to 2.7.  LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME is currently up 0.1 to 1.1, but the show started at 10:01PM, so the number may be adjusted this afternoon.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE was steady at 1.3, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT dropped 0.1 to 1.0.  BLACK-ISH (1.1) and THE MAYOR (0.8) held last week’s numbers.  But KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD fell 0.2 to a new low 0.6.  

CBS:  NCIS (1.4), BULL (1.2) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (1.1) were all steady.

CW:  THE FLASH was 0.1 speedier to 1.0, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW remained at 0.5.

THE WORLD SERIES continues 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 24.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."