November 16, 2016

The Sked: Tuesday Ratings 11.15.2016


NOTE:  due to Election Day, the World Series and other preemptions, comparisons in the text are to prior Tuesdays.

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.


ABC:  The line-up last aired 2 weeks ago, and everything improved:  THE MIDDLE up 0.2 to 1.6, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE up 0.1 to 1.6, FRESH OFF THE BOAT up 0.2 to 1.3, and THE REAL O’NEALS up 0.3 to 1.1.  In addition, the DAVID BLAINE: BEYOND MAGIC special doubled the most recent episode of AGENTS OF SHIELD at 1.6.

CBS:  It’s been 3 weeks since new episodes.  NCIS and BULL were both steady at 1.7/1.5, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS lost 0.1 to 1.2.

NBC:  THE VOICE had its first new episode in 3 weeks and held at 2.1.  THIS IS US returned from a week off up 0.3 to 2.6, and CHICAGO FIRE remained at 1.5.

CW:  THE FLASH gained 0.2 to 1.2 compared to its last new episode 2 weeks ago, and NO TOMORROW stayed at 0.3.

FOX:  It’s been a month since the regular line-up aired, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.9), NEW GIRL (0.9) and SCREAM QUEENS (0.6) didn’t budge an inch.

NBC has a 2-hour midseason finale for CHICAGO PD tonight.  Cable features season finales for FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY and FXX’s YOU’RE THE WORST.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 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."