January 13, 2020



The NFL PLAYOFFS, naturally, were dominant.

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.

FOX:  The NFL PLAYOFFS towered over everything around it with a preliminary 8.6.  That was a huge lead-in for an out-of-timeslot BOB’S BURGERS at 2.7, and the season finale of BLESS THE HARTS at 1.3.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (0.7) and KIDS SAY THE DARNEDEST THINGS (0.5) were steady.  A new SHARK TANK dropped 0.1 to 0.5, followed by a rerun at 0.5.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was helped by its own football lead-in to 1.5.  GOD FRIENDED ME similarly had a 0.4 jump to 0.8, and NCIS: LA was up 0.3 to 0.8..  A rerun of the FBI: MOST WANTED pilot was at 0.5.

CW:  The CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS were at 0.2, down 0.1 from last year’s edition.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.4-0.5.

Tonight is another football night, with the focus switching to ESPN and the CFP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  In addition, HBO premieres THE NEW POPE. 

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 Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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.