November 22, 2017



A finale and a premiere, but not much excitement.

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 Nov 21.TUE

ABC:  After steady results of 1.3 for THE MIDDLE and 1.1 for FRESH OFF THE BOAT, DANCING WITH THE STARS had a 1.3 cycle finale.  That was down half a point from last fall’s finale, and down 0.1 from the May season finale, making it a new finale low.

NBC:  THE VOICE fell 0.3 from last Tuesday to 1.7, and THIS IS US slipped 0.1 to 2.5.  The season premiere of CHICAGO MED was at 1.3.  That was down just 0.1 from its September 2016 premiere (on a Thursday), but that was off a much lower lead-in (in 2016, it was preceded by 1.4 from THE GOOD PLACE).  MED was, however, an upgrade from what LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME had been doing in the slot.

CBS:  NCIS lost 0.1 to 1.4, BULL was steady at 1.1, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS dropped 0.2 to 0.9.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON (1.0), THE MICK (0.7) and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.6) were all steady.

CW:  THE FLASH fell 0.2 to 0.8, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stayed at 0.5.

The networks go into holiday mode tonight, with a mix of reruns and specials everywhere but CBS.


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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 21.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.