Saturday, December 9, 2017

U.S. Primetime Broadcast TV Ratings: 10/30 - 11/5/2017

Ratings highlights for the week of October 30, 2017 - November 5, 2017 in the US.

On Monday, ABC took victory in both the 18-49 demo (1.6/5) and total viewers (10.15M) with help from 'Dancing with the Stars' (1.4/5, 9.93M) and 'The Good Doctor' (1.9/7, 10.6M). NBC's coverage of 'The Voice' (1.9/7, 9.62M) aided it towards a second-place finish. CBS's line-up severely underperformed, scoring its best numbers with 'Kevin Can Wait' (1.2/5, 6.35M) and its worst with 'Me, Myself, and I' (0.7/2, 3.91M). The season premiere of 'Superior Donuts' managed a 0.8/3 and 4.76 million viewers. On FOX, 'The Gifted' (1.1/4, 3.43M) gained 0.2 from its 'Lucifer' (0.9/3, 3.37M) lead-in. 

On Tuesday, FOX's coverage of the World Series won the night in the 18-49s (6.0/23) and total viewers (22.29M). The game peaked in the 10:30pm-11:00pm half hour with  a 7.3/27 adults 18-49 rating/share and 25.72 million viewers. Outside of sports, NBC's 'This Is Us' (2.0/7, 8.43M) took victory in the demo, and CBS's 'NCIS' (1.2/5, 12.11M) won in total viewers. ABC's comedy block was led by 'The Middle' (1.2/5, 5.05M) and 'blackish' (1.0/4, 3.53M). CW's 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.4/2, 1.38M) lost 0.3 from its 'The Flash' (0.7/3, 1.99M) lead-in.

On Wednesday, FOX's coverage of Game 7 of the World Series dominated the night with a 8.2/30 adults 18-49 rating/share and 28.24 million viewers. The game peaked with a 7.4/33 rating/share and 31.37M viewers. Against the game, the only original NBC aired was 'The Blacklist' (0.9/3, 5.25M) and the only original CBS aired was 'Survivor' (1.6/6, 7.69M). ABC's comedy block was led by 'Modern Family' (1.5/5, 5.51M) and 'The Goldbergs' (1.3/5, 4.99M), but both 'Speechless' (1.0/3, 3.86M) and 'American Housewife' (1.2/4, 4.53M) lost 0.3 from their lead-ins. 

On Thursday, without any baseball, CBS took victory in both the 18-49 demo (1.6/6) and total viewers (9.27M). CBS's comedy block was led by 'The Big Bang Theory' (2.7/11, 14.14M) and 'Young Sheldon' (2.2/9, 12.66M), as well as the season premieres of both 'Mom' (1.4/5, 8.46M) and 'Life in Pieces' (1.2/5, 6.67M). 'SWAT' premiered with a 1.1/4 18-49 rating/share and 6.74 million viewers. On NBC, 'Will & Grace' (1.6/6, 5.74M) led the night, but 'Great News' (0.7/3, 2.61M) lost 0.9 from its lead-in. The lone bright spot on ABC belonged to 'Grey's Anatomy' (1.8/7, 7.38M); 'Scandal' (1.1/4, 4.89M) lost 0.7 from its lead-in.

On Friday, CBS took victory in total viewers (8.33M), and tied NBC for the victory in the key demo (0.9/4). CBS was aided by 'MacGyver' (0.8/4, 7.09M), 'Hawaii Five-0' (0.9/4, 8.63M), and 'Blue Bloods' (0.9/4, 9.27M), while NBC was helped by week 2 of 'Blindspot' (0.7/3, 3.5M) and a 2-hour 'Dateline' (1.0/5, 5.52M). On CW, both 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' & 'Jane the Virgin' were practically invisible: at 654,000 & 688,000 respectively in total viewers. 

On Saturday, the top airing on the day belonged to CBS's LSU vs. Alabama game which notched a 1.9/8 18-49 rating/share and 6.73 million viewers. Its top half-hour was between 9pm and 9:30pm in which it averaged a 2.1/9 rating/share and 7.38 million viewers.

On Sunday, NBC's coverage of 'Sunday Night Football' led everything on television with a 4.9/17 adults 18-49 rating/share and 14.36 million viewers. CBS's '60 Minutes' (2.5/8, 15.09M) was the top airing outside of sports, but 'Wisdom of the Crowd' (1.1/3, 7.87M) lost 1.4 from that lead-in. CBS's 4pm NFL coverage had a 12.47 household rating, 8.51 million adults 18-49 & 21.68 million total viewers. At 1pm, FOX's NFL coverage (8.38 HH, 5.59M A 18-49, 14.21M viewers), edged out CBS's 1pm coverage (7.15 HH, 4.53M A 18-49, 11.95M viewers). 

Table 1: Household ratings, 18-34 ratings, 18-49 ratings (to 2 decimal places for all scripted series), 18-49 gender skews, 25-54 ratings, and total viewership.
Program TitleChannelDateHH
L+SD
18-34
L+SD
18-49
L+SD
18-49
Men
18-49
Women
25-54
L+SD
P2+ (SD)
(millions)
Dancing w/ StarsABC10/306.3/101.11.45/50.9/32.0/72.09.930
The Good DoctorABC10/306.7/121.41.94/71.3/52.6/102.510.595
Kevin Can WaitCBS10/304.0/70.61.21/51.2/51.3/51.96.345
9JKLCBS10/303.2/50.40.85/30.8/30.9/31.45.049
Superior DonutsCBS10/303.0/50.40.81/30.7/30.9/31.34.756
Me, Myself, and ICBS10/302.4/40.30.71/20.7/20.7/21.13.909
ScorpionCBS10/303.1/60.40.73/30.6/30.8/31.24.926
The VoiceNBC10/305.8/101.21.898/71.4/52.4/82.79.618
The BraveNBC10/302.8/50.40.81/30.7/30.9/31.24.549
LuciferFOX10/302.2/40.50.85/30.8/30.9/31.23.371
The GiftedFOX10/302.2/40.61.08/41.1/41.1/41.43.426
SupergirlCW10/301.2/20.30.48/20.5/20.5/10.61.823
ValorCW10/300.6/10.10.21/10.2/10.2/10.30.947
The MiddleABC10/313.2/60.71.16/50.9/41.4/61.75.046
Fresh Off the BoatABC10/312.2/40.60.93/40.7/31.1/41.33.526
blackishABC10/312.3/40.61.01/40.8/31.2/41.43.532
The MayorABC10/311.6/30.50.68/20.5/20.8/30.92.375
Kevin (Probably)ABC10/311.8/30.40.64/20.5/20.8/30.92.712
NCISCBS10/317.5/130.71.24/51.1/41.4/62.012.106
BullCBS10/316.1/100.61.02/40.8/31.2/41.79.626
NCIS: NOCBS10/315.7/110.40.90/30.7/31.1/41.68.856
This Is UsNBC10/315.5/91.22.03/71.3/52.8/102.78.430
L&O: True CrimeNBC10/312.4/50.40.72/30.5/21.0/41.03.532
World Series 6FOX10/3112.6/234.76.02/237.4/294.6/187.222.290
The FlashCW10/311.3/20.50.70/30.8/30.6/20.81.994
Legends of TmrrwCW10/310.9/20.40.42/20.5/20.3/10.51.382
The GoldbergsABC11/13.1/50.61.29/51.1/41.5/51.84.993
SpeechlessABC11/12.4/40.50.98/30.7/21.2/41.43.860
Modern FamilyABC11/13.4/60.81.47/51.2/41.7/62.15.508
American HousewfABC11/12.8/50.71.19/40.9/31.5/51.74.527
Designated Surv.ABC11/12.6/50.40.72/30.6/20.8/31.03.919
SurvivorCBS11/14.6/80.91.56/61.4/51.7/62.27.687
The BlacklistNBC11/13.3/60.40.86/30.8/31.0/31.35.251
World Series 7FOX11/115.8/286.58.2/309.9/366.4/239.528.240
RiverdaleCW11/11.0/20.60.57/20.3/10.8/30.51.509
DynastyCW11/10.5/10.20.23/10.2/10.3/10.30.744
Grey's AnatomyABC11/24.9/91.21.84/70.9/42.7/102.37.384
ScandalABC11/23.3/60.81.09/40.6/21.6/61.44.885
How to Get AwayABC11/22.5/50.60.90/40.5/21.3/51.23.563
Big Bang TheoryCBS11/28.5/151.42.74/112.5/112.9/124.114.142
Young SheldonCBS11/27.6/131.12.26/92.0/82.5/93.512.656
MomCBS11/25.2/90.71.445/51.2/51.7/62.48.457
Life in PiecesCBS11/24.1/70.61.22/51.0/41.5/51.96.668
S.W.A.T.CBS11/24.2/80.61.10/40.9/41.2/51.76.741
SuperstoreNBC11/22.2/40.51.00/40.9/41.1/41.23.543
The Good PlaceNBC11/21.9/30.60.97/40.8/31.1/41.23.062
Will & GraceNBC11/23.6/60.81.58/61.2/51.9/71.95.735
Great NewsNBC11/21.7/30.40.69/30.5/20.9/30.92.609
Chicago FireNBC11/23.8/70.61.03/40.7/31.4/51.45.878
GothamFOX11/21.8/30.60.87/31.0/40.8/31.02.746
The OrvilleFOX11/22.4/40.61.03/41.2/50.9/31.33.826
SupernaturalCW11/21.1/20.50.645/30.6/30.7/30.71.824
ArrowCW11/20.8/10.40.47/20.5/20.4/10.51.326
Once Upon a TimeABC11/31.5/30.30.49/20.3/20.6/30.72.291
Marvel's InhumansABC11/31.3/30.20.46/20.4/20.5/20.61.964
20/20ABC11/31.7/30.20.47/20.4/20.6/20.72.552
MacGyverCBS11/34.4/90.40.78/40.8/40.8/41.37.091
Hawaii Five-0CBS11/35.3/100.50.94/40.8/41.1/41.58.628
Blue BloodsCBS11/36.0/120.50.89/40.8/41.0/41.59.274
BlindspotNBC11/32.2/40.40.72/30.6/30.8/40.93.501
DatelineNBC11/33.6/70.51.03/50.8/41.3/51.55.523
Hell's KitchenFOX11/31.9/40.50.84/40.8/40.9/41.13.096
The ExorcistFOX11/30.9/20.40.51/20.5/20.5/20.61.454
Crazy ExGirlfriendCW11/30.4/10.20.22/10.2/10.3/10.20.654
Jane the VirginCW11/30.5/10.20.24/10.1/10.4/10.30.688
Saturday FootballABC11/41.8/40.70.9/41.2/50.6/31.13.011
LSU vs. AlabamaCBS11/43.9/81.51.9/82.4/101.4/62.26.729
Breeders CupNBC11/41.3/30.10.3/10.3/10.3/10.42.014
Dateline MysteryNBC11/42.0/40.20.5/20.4/20.5/20.62.810
Penn St./Mich. St.FOX11/42.3/50.91.1/51.5/70.7/31.33.814
Minn./MichiganFOX11/41.7/30.60.8/31.1/50.6/21.02.850
The Toy BoxABC11/51.5/30.30.43/10.4/10.5/20.62.378
Funniest Home VidABC11/52.4/40.50.87/30.7/21.0/31.24.442
Shark Tank (9pm)ABC11/52.4/40.60.89/30.8/31.0/31.24.033
Shark Tank (10pm)ABC11/52.1/40.50.73/30.7/30.8/31.03.320
Chiefs/CowboysCBS11/512.5/245.16.6/268.6/334.6/187.821.681
60 MinutesCBS11/59.2/151.62.49/82.8/102.2/73.415.093
Wisdom of CrowdCBS11/54.9/80.61.06/31.0/31.1/31.57.866
NCIS: LACBS11/55.0/90.50.94/30.8/31.0/41.58.025
Madam SecretaryCBS11/53.9/90.30.64/30.5/20.7/31.05.924
Raiders/DolphinsNBC11/58.6/154.04.95/176.8/233.1/115.714.360
Bob's BurgersFOX11/51.6/31.11.38/51.6/51.2/41.42.890
The SimpsonsFOX11/51.6/31.01.299/41.5/51.1/41.42.859
GhostedFOX11/51.4/20.60.96/31.1/40.8/31.12.333
Family GuyFOX11/51.4/20.81.06/31.4/40.8/21.22.306
Last Man on EarthFOX11/51.2/20.50.78/30.9/30.7/20.91.944
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Programming Insider, Rick Kissell

Table 2: Persons 18-49 using television (%)
PUTMonTuesWedThurFriSun
8:00pm25.923.127.023.820.430.2
8:30pm27.825.729.425.721.731.0
9:00pm28.727.330.026.822.831.2
9:30pm29.328.730.227.323.630.7
10:00pm27.727.928.826.023.327.5
10:30pm25.526.326.924.322.524.5
Source: Rick Kissell

Table 3: Half-hours
GameTimeHH18-3418-4925-54Viewers
Game 6: 
10/31/2017
8:16pm-8:30pm8.4/162.6/173.4/164.2/1514.155M
8:30pm-9:00pm10.4/193.4/204.4/195.3/1817.758M
9:00pm-9:30pm11.7/204.1/215.3/206.3/2020.453M
9:30pm-10:00pm12.8/224.8/236.0/227.2/2122.720M
10:00pm-10:30pm14.1/255.3/256.8/258.2/2525.080M
10:30pm-11:00pm14.4/265.6/277.3/278.7/2625.722M
Game 7:
11/1/2017
8:16pm-8:30pm10.7/193.4/184.5/195.5/1918.089M
8:30pm-9:30pm14.0/245.0/246.3/247.5/2324.258M
9:00pm-9:30pm15.8/276.1/287.7/279.1/2728.420M
9:30pm-10:00pm16.6/276.9/308.7/2910.1/2830.135M
10:00pm-10:30pm16.8/287.3/319.1/3010.5/3030.880M
10:30pm-11:00pm17.3/307.4/339.3/3210.9/3131.372M
LSU vs. Alabama:
11/4/2017
8:00pm-8:30pm3.3/71.1/61.4/71.7/65.596M
8:30pm-9:30pm4.1/81.6/92.0/92.3/87.292M
9:00pm-9:30pm4.2/81.7/92.1/92.4/87.379M
9:30pm-10:00pm3.7/71.5/81.9/82.1/76.493M
10:00pm-10:30pm4.1/81.6/82.0/82.4/87.183M
10:30pm-11:00pm4.0/81.6/82.0/82.3/86.868M
Source: Programming Insider

Table 4: Outside of primetime
Show Channel Day Viewers
(millions)
Good Morning America ABC MTWRF 4.206
Today Show NBC MTWRF 4.184
CBS This Morning CBS MTWRF 3.515
The Tonight Show NBC MTWRF 2.30
Late Show CBS MTWRF 2.99
Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC MTWRF 2.14
Late Night NBC MTWRF 1.36
Late Late Show CBS MTWRF 1.31
Nightline ABC MTWRF 1.35
Last Call NBC MTWRF 0.76
NFL 1 p.m. Football CBS Sun 11.946
NFL 1 p.m. Football FOX Sun 14.212
NFL 4 p.m. Football CBS Sun 21.681

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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