January 26, 2018



NBC didn’t give GREAT NEWS much of a (seasonal?) send-off.

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 25.THU

NBC:  The 8PM hour benefited from not facing the BIG BANG THEORY twins on CBS, as SUPERSTORE rose 0.2 to 1.2, and THE GOOD PLACE was up 0.1 to 1.1.  But the network chose to precede the season finale of GREAT NEWS with a 0.6 rerun of WILL AND GRACE, and GREAT NEWS fell 0.1 to an anemic 0.5.  CHICAGO FIRE gained 0.1 to 1.1.

ABC:  Currently, GREY’S ANATOMY is down 0.1 to 2.2 and SCANDAL is up 0.1 to 1.3, but last week those shows respectively went up and down 0.1 in finals.  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER was steady at 1.0.

FOX:  THE FOUR was up 0.1 to 1.2.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL held at 0.6, but ARROW slipped 0.1 to a very ordinary 0.4.

CBS:  The MVP: MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER special was at 0.7, with an hour of sitcom reruns at 1.3/1.1, and a SWAT rerun at 0.7.

CBS stays in rerun mode tonight, and on cable, HBO airs the final episodes of its low-rated limited series MOSAIC. 

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 25.THU

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.