December 21, 2017



SURVIVOR held steady.

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 Dec 20.WED

CBS:  These days in network television, keeping the same rating as a year ago is good news (see THE VOICE cycle finale last night falling half a point), and the SURVIVOR cycle finale retained 2016’s 1.9 rating.  The REUNION SPECIAL that followed is currently at 1.6, which would be up 0.3 from 2016’s special, but it actually began after 10PM, so it may be adjusted down this afternoon.

NBC:  After a 0.7 WILL & GRACE rerun, the movie PITCH PERFECT drummed up 0.9 in momentum for this weekend’s sequel.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.4-0.7.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.5/0.4.

CW:  Holiday special reruns at 0.3/0.2.

NBC airs 2 new episodes of GREAT NEWS tonight before an SNL holiday cip show, ABC has its CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS special, and CBS is all new except for a rerun BIG BANG THEORY.

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

Fast Track 2017 Dec 20.WED

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.