January 31, 2017



THE BACHELOR remained viewers’ suitor of choice.

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 30.MON

ABC:  THE BACHELOR dipped 0.1 from last week, but its 2.3 was still dominant.  QUANTICO held at 0.8, although it was at 0.6 in the 10:30PM half-hour.

FOX:  GOTHAM and LUCIFER won’t be back until respectively April/May, and the midseason finales found GOTHAM down 0.1 to 1.1 and LUCIFER steady at 1.2.

CBS:  The only original programming was THE ODD COUPLE, which aired back-to-back season finale episodes at 1.1/0.9, compared to 1.1 for its last episode 2 weeks ago.  Both numbers were below the rerun BIG BANG THEORY that started the night at 1.5.

CW:  Both SUPERGIRL and JANE THE VIRGIN fell 0.1 to 0.7/0.3.

NBC:  CELEBRITY APPRENTICE dropped 0.1 to 1.0, and TIMELESS remained at 0.9.

Tonight’s broadcast schedule may be shifted in much of the country due to live coverage of the Supreme Court designee.  On cable, THE FOSTERS and SWITCHED AT BIRTH return to Freeform.

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

Fast Track 2017 Jan 30.MON

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.