December 12, 2018



A mixed but relatively steady night.

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 (1.4), THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (0.9) and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (0.7) were each up 0.1, while BLACK-ISH (0.8) and THE ROOKIE (0.7) were steady.

CBS:  NCIS gained 0.1 to 1.3, FBI held at 1.0, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS lost 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC:  THE VOICE held at 1.4.  It was followed by the special DARCI LYNNE: MY HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS at 0.8, and an episode of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT at 0.5.

CW:  The “Elseworlds” crossover ended with 0.7 for an off-night SUPERGIRL, which was up 0.3 from that show’s last Sunday airing, but just steady with last week’s THE FLASH.  The midseason finale of BLACK LIGHTNING rose 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.3.

Tonight features more fall finales, while NBC airs new episodes of ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES and LITTLE BIG SHOTS.

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 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.