January 19, 2018



Good timing for the story revealing that Ellen Pompeo has renewed her GREY’S ANATOMY deal for 2 additional seasons.

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 2018 Jan 18.THU

ABC:  TGIT roared back into life for the first time since November 16.  GREY’S ANATOMY was up 0.4 to 2.2, SCANDAL rose 0.2 to 1.3, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ticked up to 1.0.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL and ARROW returned from their hiatus, with each up 0.1, SUPERNATURAL to 0.6 and ARROW to 0.5.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY shed 0.2 to 2.9, and YOUNG SHELDON was also down 0.2 to 2.4, while MOM (1.6) and LIFE IN PIECES (1.2) were steady.  SWAT dipped 0.1 to 1.0.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE was down 0.1 to 1.0, THE GOOD PLACE stayed at 1.0, WILL & GRACE rose 0.2 to 1.3, and GREAT NEWS was up 0.1 to 0.7.  CHICAGO FIRE climbed 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  THE FOUR was up 0.1 to 1.2.


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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 18.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Thursday cable programs. Broadcast finals for Thursday will be available Monday 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.