November 1, 2017



Even THIS IS US wilted in the face of Halloween and WORLD SERIES Game 6.

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 31.TUE

FOX:  Game 6 of THE WORLD SERIES had a preliminary 5.2, still a point behind last year’s Game 6.

NBC:  THE VOICE collapsed by 0.9 to 1.0 compared to last Tuesday.  THIS IS US plunged 0.8 to a series low 2.0.  LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME was down a relatively moderate 0.2 to 0.8.

ABC:  The line-up was down across the board:  THE MIDDLE by 0.2 to 1.1, FRESH OFF THE BOAT by 0.2 to 0.9, and BLACK-ISH (1.0), THE MAYOR (0.7) and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD (0.6) each by 0.1.

CBS:  NCIS (1.2), BULL (1.0) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.9) were each down 0.2.

CW:  THE FLASH was 0.3 slower to 0.7, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW slipped 0.1 to 0.4.

For the second year in a row, FOX is getting the gift of a WORLD SERIES Game 7, and there will be a ripple effect, as CBS has already announced it will air reruns of SEAL TEAM and CRIMINAL MINDS against the game.

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

Fast Track 2017 Oct 31.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.