January 11, 2019

The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 1.10.2019


Generally good news for the networks.

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.

CBS:  Airing new episodes for the first time since December 6, THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON were each up 0.3, respectively to 2.4/1.9.  MOM aired for the first time since December 13, and rose 0.3 to 1.5.  That was a fine lead-in for the premiere of FAM at 1.2.  SWAT gained 0.2 from its December 13 airing to 0.9.

NBC:  THE TITAN GAMES held quite well, down 0.2 to 1.6.  The NBC premiere of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was solid at 1.2, up 0.4 from its FOX finale, and THE GOOD PLACE was up 0.1 from its last episode to 0.9.  SVU, airing for the first time since November 29, gained 0.1 to 0.8.

FOX:  GOTHAM held at 0.7, and THE ORVILLE was up 0.1 to 0.7.

ABC:  After sitcom reruns at 0.6/0.5, a Monica Lewinsky TRUTH & LIES was at 0.7, the same as last week’s JFK Jr. special.

CW:  Following an 0.2 rerun, the special (and promo for the network’s upcoming drama) ROSWELL: MYSTERIES DECODED was at 0.2.

CW’s CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND returns from its holiday hiatus tonight.

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 cable programs from this day.




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."