January 22, 2019



THE PASSAGE had an unpleasant Week 2 drop.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

CW:  ARROW’s first non-crossover episode since December 3 was down 0.1 to 0.4, and BLACK LIGHTNING, moving over from Tuesdays, was steady with its December 4 airing at 0.3.  (It aired on December 11 after the crossover finale at 0.4.)

CBS:  BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION returned at 1.4.  MAGNUM PI didn’t retain any benefit from its big Sunday number, down 0.1 from last Monday to 0.7.  BULL gained 0.1 to 0.8.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT lost 0.1 to 1.0, and then THE PASSAGE fell 0.3 to 1.0.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR slipped 0.1 to 1.6, and THE GOOD DOCTOR was steady at 1.2.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was down 0.1 to 1.6, and MANIFEST is up 0.1 to 1.0 (but it may have started at 10:01PM, which would make an adjustment possible).

Tonight, ABC’s THE CONNERS airs its season finale, and BIG BROTHER:  CELEBRITY EDITION continues its run on CBS.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back WEDNESDAY afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Monday cable programs, later than usual because of the MLK holiday.




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."