February 16, 2017

The Sked: Wednesday Ratings 2.15.2017


Another bad debut for a CBS drama.

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 15.WED

CBS:  With the exception of the NCIS-boosted BULL, CBS has had trouble launching this season’s dramas, and that trend continued with DOUBT, which managed just 0.8 for the hour (down to 0.7 by 10:30PM).  That’s lower than last week’s season finale of the probably-canceled CODE BLACK.  Earlier, HUNTED held at 1.2, and CRIMINAL MINDS gained 0.1 to 1.3.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS held at 1.8, while SPEECHLESS lost 0.1 to 1.5.  MODERN FAMILY crashed by 0.3 to 2.0, but BLACK-ISH was steady at 1.5.  MATCH GAME wrapped up the night down 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  BLINDSPOT (0.9) and SVU (1.5) each fell 0.1, while CHICAGO PD remained at 1.3.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON grew by 0.1 to 1.4, and STAR dropped 0.1 to 1.2.

CW:  ARROW (0.6) and THE 100 (0.4) stayed put.

There’s a full slate of originals from the the networks 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 15.WED

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."