January 17, 2017



Several series returned from their holiday recess.

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

Fast Demo 2017 Jan 16.MON

NBC:  The networks were generally helped by comparison with last Monday, when the College Football Championship game was dominating eyeballs at ESPN.  CELEBRITY APPRENTICE rose 0.1 to 1.2.  But that was still a far lower lead-in than THE VOICE had been giving TIMELESS, and that show returned at a series-low 0.9, down 0.3 from its last airing.

FOX:  GOTHAM returned up 0.2 to 1.2, and LUCIFER was steady at 1.1.

CBS:  The network opted out of competing with football last week, so comparisons are to January 2.  KEVIN CAN WAIT rose 0.3 to 1.7, MAN WITH A PLAN was up 0.3 to 1.5, 2 BROKE GIRLS gained 0.2 to 1.5, and THE GOOD COUPLE climbed 0.1 to 1.1.  At 10PM, SCORPION was steady at 1.2.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR was up 0.2 to 2.3, but 2 more episodes of BIG FAN remained at last week’s 1.0/0.7.


There are finales tonight for CW’s NO TOMORROW and USA’s SHOOTER.  The latter is for the season, while the first is probably eternal. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Jan 16.MON

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Wednesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, 24 hours later than normal because of the MLK holiday.


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.