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2017-2018 Television Season

The 2017-2018 television season is the 72nd network season in 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 Saturday, September 23, 2017 through Friday, September 21, 2018.

Highest-Rated Programs

Top 2 ranking of the highest achieved rating by programs during the span of the 2017-18 TV season.

RankProgramNetworkRating
HighLow
1The ViewABC1.150.63
2The TalkCBS0.940.74

Media Market Estimates

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

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,074,7506.309%
2Los Angeles5,318,6304.743%
3Chicago3,299,7202.942%
4Philadelphia2,869,5802.559%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,648,4902.362%
6Washington-Hagerstown2,492,1702.222%
7Houston2,467,1402.200%
8San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,451,6402.186%
9Atlanta2,449,4602.184%
10Boston-Manchester2,425,4402.163%

Demographic Estimates

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

DemographicPopulationShare
Households119,600,000
Persons 2+304,500,000
Persons 2-1139,660,00013.0%
Persons 12-1724,520,0008.05%
Persons 18+240,320,00078.9%
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 35+170,680,00056.1%

Events

2017

September

  1. Good Doctor premieres on ABC.
    Young Sheldon premieres on CBS.
    Fox News Tonight premieres on Fox News.
    Dateline premieres on Syndication.
  2. Thursday Night Football premieres on Prime Video.

October

  1. Hallmark Family is launched.
  2. These Woods Are Haunted premieres on Travel Channel.
  3. Ingraham Angle premieres on Fox News.
    Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream premieres on Fox News.

November

  1. S.W.A.T. premieres on CBS.
  2. Texas Metal premieres on MotorTrend.
  3. Guy's Ranch Kitchen premieres on Food Network.
    Unexpected premieres on TLC.
  4. Murder in the Heartland premieres on ID.

December

  1. Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade premieres on Freeform.

2018

January

  1. True Conviction premieres on ID.
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami premieres on VH1.
  2. 9-1-1 premieres on FOX.
  3. Love After Lockup premieres on We TV.
  4. Seeking Sister Wife premieres on TLC.
  5. Gold Rush: White Water premieres on Discovery.
  6. Cavuto Live premieres on Fox News.
  7. Resident premieres on FOX.

February

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

March

  1. American Idol premieres on ABC.
  2. Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema premieres on UniMás.
  3. Station 19 premieres on ABC.

April

  1. Get Up premieres on ESPN.
  2. Jersey Shore: Family Vacation premieres on MTV.
  3. American Murder Mystery: Staircase premieres on ID.

May

  1. Everything But the House premieres on HGTV.

June

  1. Succession premieres on HBO.
    Buried in the Backyard premieres on Oxygen.
  2. Swamp Mysteries premieres on History.
  3. When Sharks Attack: Deep Dives premieres on Nat Geo.
  4. Fox Report with Jon Scott premieres on Fox News.
  5. Yellowstone premieres on Paramount Network.
  6. Girl Meets Farm premieres on Food Network.

July

  1. Dr. Pimple Popper premieres on TLC.
  2. Exatlón Estados Unidos premieres on Telemundo.
  3. Miz & Mrs premieres on USA Network.

September

  1. College Football: The Drive to Atlanta premieres on CBS.
  2. Mayans M.C. premieres on FX.
  3. GMA3: What You Need to Know premieres on ABC.

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