November 23, 2017



The networks began their holiday.

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 22.WED

CBS:  On the only network to offer a full regular line-up, SURVIVOR took a 0.3 hit to 1.4, while SEAL TEAM (1.1) and CRIMINAL MINDS (1.0) were steady.

ABC:  A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING fell 0.3 from last year’s airing to 1.7.  It was followed by 1.2/0.8 sitcom reruns, and then the special LIGHTS, CAMERAS, CHRISTMAS was at 0.8, the same as last week’s DESIGNATED SURVIVOR.

NBC:  A special episode of THE WALL at 0.8 was followed by an SNL THANKSGIVING clip show at 1.0, which was down 0.6 from last year’s SNL holiday special.

CW:  Another IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special (which concludes on Friday) was at 0.4.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.5/0.4.

The holiday schedules continue tonight, with CBS once again as the exception (although BIG BANG THEORY is a rerun), and with NBC’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ending the annual tripleheader. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Nov 22.WED

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Monday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, later than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.




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.