January 11, 2016



The return of Ricky Gervais didn’t help the GOLDEN GLOBES ratings.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Jan SUN.10

NBC:  THE GOLDEN GLOBES had a preliminary 4.7, down 0.3 from the 5.0 last year.  The 2015 Golden Globes went on to a 5.8 official live+same day 18-49 rating after both plays of the telecast were counted.  The night started with a preliminary 2.3 for the ARRIVALS SPECIAL, which will likely go down in finals.

ABC:  GALAVANT was done no favors by airing against the Globes, and slumped by 0.3 to 0.06 in both half-hours.  (GALAVANT also aired against the Globes last year, at a much stronger 1.3.)  It was preceded by 0.8 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS and followed by 0.3 for a pair of QUANTICO reruns.

CBS:  The regular line-up returned for the first time since December.  60 MINUTES plunged to 0.8 after being 2 points higher last week with an NFL lead-in, while MADAM SECRETARY, THE GOOD WIFE and CSI: CYBER were all at 1.0, respectively down 0.3, 0.1 and 0.1 from their last airings.

FOX:  The NFL WILD CARD game ran until 8:19PM, making a mess of the preliminary numbers for the network.  At the moment, all the FOX half-hours are up (THE SIMPSONS by a huge amount), but those numbers will settle down in finals.

Several networks will be in hiding tonight from ESPN’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP game (which will also be simulcast across most of ESPN’s empire).  However, ABC and NBC will air fresh episodes of THE BIGGEST LOSER and THE BACHELOR.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan SUN.10

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.