January 10, 2020



If the answer is “JEOPARDY,” the question is “What is ABC’s best ratings news in quite a while?”

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:  JEOPARDY! THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME dipped 0.2 to 2.2.  It was helpful to lead-out TRUTH & LIES:  JEFFREY EPSTEIN for the first half-hour, but that dwindled over the special’s 2-hour length for a 1.1 rating.

CBS:  The line-up aired for the first time since December 12.  YOUNG SHELDON was steady at 1.0, THE UNICORN dropped 0.1 to 0.6, MOM gained 0.1 to 0.8, CAROL’S SECOND ACT held at 0.6, and EVIL was down 0.1 to 0.4.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE aired for the first time since December 12 and rose 0.1 to 0.7.  THE GOOD PLACE returned from a break that started on November 21, and was steady at 0.6.  WILL & GRACE, also on break since November 21, shed 0.1 to 0.5.  PERFECT HARMONY was steady with its December 12 0.4.  SVU was up 0.1 from November 21 to 0.7.

FOX:  Back-to-back LAST MAN STANDING episodes were down 0.2 to 0.8, and DEPUTY dropped 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  Still in reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight, NBC premieres the cumbersomely titled LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR.

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 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.