2017-2018 Television Season

The 2017-2018 television season is the 72nd network season in the United States television history. It officially began on Monday, September 18, 2017 and ended on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The effective start date of the 2017-18 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 23, 2017 through September 21, 2018.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2017-18 television season. See the complete 2017-2018 universe estimates.

Persons 2+304,500,000
Persons 2-1139,660,00013.0%
Persons 12-1724,520,0008.05%
Persons 18-2428,990,0009.52%
Persons 18-3469,640,00022.9%
Persons 18-49128,900,00042.3%
Persons 25-54120,690,00039.6%
Persons 50+111,420,00036.6%
Persons 50-5420,780,0006.82%

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2017-2018 season. See the complete 2017-2018 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,074,7506.309%
2Los Angeles5,318,6304.743%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,648,4902.362%
8San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,451,6402.186%




  1. Young Sheldon premieres on CBS.


  1. Hallmark Drama is launched.
  2. Huckabee premieres on Newsmax.
  3. These Woods Are Haunted premieres on Travel Channel.
  4. Story of Us with Morgan Freeman premieres on Nat Geo.
  5. Dynasty premieres on CW.
  6. Strange Evidence premieres on Science.
  7. Ingraham Angle premieres on Fox News.
  8. Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream premieres on Fox News.


  1. S.W.A.T. premieres on CBS.
  2. Lucas the Spider premieres on Cartoon Network.
  3. Texas Metal premieres on Motor Trend.
  4. Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks premieres on Oxygen.
  5. Unexpected premieres on TLC.
  6. Murder in the Heartland premieres on ID.



  1. Love & Hip Hop: Miami premieres on VH1.
  2. 9-1-1 premieres on FOX.
  3. Grown-ish premieres on Freeform.
  4. The Chi premieres on Showtime.
  5. Love After Lockup premieres on We TV.
  6. Seeking Sister Wife premieres on TLC.
  7. Cavuto Live premieres on Fox News.
  8. Resident premieres on FOX.


  1. Outback Opal Hunters premieres on Discovery.
  2. Uncensored premieres on TV One.
  3. Life, Liberty and Levin premieres on Fox News.
  4. Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings premieres on Discovery.


  1. Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant premieres on MTV.
  2. Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema premieres on UniMás.
  3. Barry premieres on HBO.
  4. Craig of the Creek premieres on Cartoon Network.


  1. Jersey Shore: Family Vacation premieres on MTV.
  2. Ex on the Beach premieres on MTV.
  3. Elvis Presley: A Documentary premieres on Newsmax.


  1. Everything But the House premieres on HGTV.


  1. Breaking the Band premieres on Reelz.
  2. Fox Report with Jon Scott premieres on Fox News.
  3. Big City Greens premieres on Disney Channel.
  4. America Says premieres on GSN.
  5. Girl Meets Farm premieres on Food Network.
  6. Cultureshock premieres on A&E.


  1. ATL Homicide premieres on TV One.
  2. Dr. Pimple Popper premieres on TLC.
  3. Miz & Mrs premieres on USA Network.
  4. Secrets of the Zoo premieres on Nat Geo Wild.


  1. Golden State Killer: Main Suspect premieres on Oxygen.


  1. Total DramaRama premieres on Cartoon Network.
  2. Mayans M.C. premieres on FX.
  3. Last Man Standing premieres on NewsNation.

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