January 7, 2020



Several networks returned from their holiday hibernations. 

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.

ABC:  The season premiere of THE BACHELOR was impressively 0.3 above last January’s premiere at 1.8.

NBC:  The winter premiere of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT dropped half a point from last January’s premiere to 1.3.  The season premiere of MANIFEST at 0.9 was far below fall 2018’s 2.2 premiere, but closer to the midseason 1.1 premiere, and just a tick below the 1.0 season finale. 

CBS:  The line-up aired for the first time since December 16, with THE NEIGHBORHOOD (0.9) and BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (0.8) steady.  ALL RISE dropped 0.2 to 0.5, and BULL was down 0.1 to 0.6.

FOX:  Still in reruns at 0.4/0.3.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight’s premieres include CBS’s spin-off FBI: MOST WANTED and the pilot of NBC’s ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (the rest of the series airs later).  In addition, ABC launches JEOPARDY: THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME and Pop has the final season premiere of SCHITT’S CREEK.

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 this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.