November 3, 2016



A grand-slam home run.

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.


FOX:  Game 7 of the WORLD SERIES had a titanic 12.1 rating in preliminary numbers.  Incredibly, that more than doubled the last Game 7 just 2 years ago, which tallied a 5.6. 

ABC:  The CMA AWARDS fell 0.9 from last year to 2.9, but considering the historic level of  competition the show faced, it could have been worse.

CBS:  The scheduled episode of CRIMINAL MINDS was pulled for a 0.9 rerun, which left SURVIVOR to drop 0.4 to 1.5, and CODE BLACK to drop 0.3 to 0.7, both series lows.

CW:  There isn’t much overlap between baseball fans and CW viewers, considering that ARROW slipped just 0.1 to 0.6, and FREQUENCY remained steady at 0.3.

NBC:  The network pulled its entire schedule rather than face Game 7, airing reruns topped by 0.8 for the 9PM SVU.

FOX’s PITCH will hope that after a huge week of baseball, some viewers will stick around for the scripted drama version.

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."