February 15, 2017

The Sked: Tuesday Ratings 2.14.2017

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On Valentine’s Day, the CBS demo snuggled up with a crossover.

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 Feb 14.TUE


CBS:  Although the night in general was marked by modest dips, CBS knew its audience would be home, and the network gave them an NCIS/NCIS: NEW ORLEANS crossover, raising the mothership by 0.1 to 1.8, and NEW ORLEANS by 0.2 to 1.2.  In between the halves, BULL was steady at 1.3.

ABC:  All the sitcoms were down:  THE MIDDLE by 0.1 to 1.5, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE by 0.1 to 1.4, FRESH OFF THE BOAT by 0.2 to 1.0, and THE REAL O’NEALS by 0.1 to 0.8.  AGENTS OF SHIELD held at 0.7.

NBC:  THE WALL lost 0.1 to 1.5, and THIS IS US dropped 0.2 to 2.4.  CHICAGO FIRE remained at 1.5.

FOX:  NEW GIRL shed 0.1 to 0.9, but THE MICK stayed at 1.0.  BONES was up 0.1 to 0.8.

CW:  The network took the night off, with a special TOUGH MUDDER at 0.3 and a rerun of THE FLASH at 0.2.

CBS premieres its legal soap DOUBT tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Feb 14.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."


  1. Destiny

    I’m sure the Valentines day excuse will be used by some fans to explain why their show is lower today, but to be honest, these numbers aren’t all that different. Some shows even have held at their usual levels.

    • Destiny

      Some obvious examples.

      New Girl, Middle, NCIS, Bull, AoS, Chicago Fire, all matched their preliminary 18-49 rating from last week, NCIS NO is up two tenths from the preliminary numbers from last week. You’d look like an idiot even utterly valentines day to explain a drop ha.

      • sav001

        NCIS and in particular NCIS NO were up due to the crossover between the two shows.

        • Destiny

          Ah thankyou! I think NCIS NO isn’t being helped much by an underperforming Bull. Had Bull been a few tenths higher, we’d likely see that 1.2 more often for NCIS NO crossover or not.

    • FlopWatch

      Yup, it’s barely that different.

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