January 3, 2020



So-so results for FOX’s arrivals.

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 follows the chart.

FOX:  LAST MAN STANDING returned at 0.9.  The show had already been in decline, and it was down a big 0.9 from the September 2018 premiere, but up 0.1 from the May 2019 finale.  DEPUTY launched with a mediocre 0.7.  (Note:  there are reports of “fast official” FOX ratings raising its night’s shows to 1.0/0.8.  We’ll confirm those this afternoon if accurate.)

ABC:  The special WHAT IS JEAPORDY? was at 0.9.  The season finale of THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW gained 0.1 to 0.6.

NBC:  After SUPERSTORE reruns at 0.4/0.3, the special PALEY CENTER SALUTES LAW & ORDER: SVU was at 0.3, followed by an SVU rerun at 0.3.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.2-0.5.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight, CBS joins the 2020 fray with new episodes of its regular line-up.


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

Chart not available today.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




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.