January 18, 2019



ABC drama returned to Thursdays.

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.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY returned from a break that started on November 15, up 0.2 to 1.9.  A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, heavily promoted during GREY’S, rose 0.4 from its last airing on Wednesday December 12 to 1.1 (down 0.1 from the last STATION 19 in its new slot).  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, off since November 15, was down 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  THE TITAN GAMES fell 0.3 to 1.3, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE dropped 0.3 to 0.9.  THE GOOD PLACE lost 0.1 to 0.8, while SVU was up 0.1 to 0.9.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY slipped 0.1 to 2.3, and YOUNG SHELDON was down 0.2 to 1.7.  MOM dropped 0.1 to 1.3, and FAM fell 0.2 to 1.0.  A SWAT rerun ended the night at 0.6.

FOX:  GOTHAM and THE ORVILLE were both steady at 0.7/0.7.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL aired for the first time since December 13, steady at 0.4.  A rerun of the ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO pilot was down 0.1 from the initial airing to 0.3.

DYNASTY returns to CW 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."