January 23, 2017




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 22.SUN

CBS:  The AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME had a preliminary 13.4 (dropping off quite a bit in the final hour, when the result was a foregonc conclusion), which was down 0.9 from last year’s primetime Conference Championship game.  It was followed by a preview of the new reality series HUNTED, which lost most of the football audience but was still strong at a preliminary 3.6.

FOX:  The only network show to air an original episode against the game was SON OF ZORN, which was down 0.9 from its last airing to 0.9, but in a very atypical context.  The rest of the night will be topped by 1.0 reruns of THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY, once the 7PM ZORN rerun is adjusted to reflect its football overrun.

ABC:  The night was led by TO TELL THE TRUTH reruns at 0.8.

NBC:  An 0.8 DATELINE rerun was followed by 0.6 for a run of the movie TED.

QUANTICO moves to its new night tonight, and both SUPERGIRL and JANE THE VIRGIN  return from their winter hiatuses.


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

Fast Track 2017 Jan 22.SUN

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 Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."