January 20, 2017



THE GOOD PLACE ended its season in a medium place.

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 2017 Jan 19.THU

CBS:  Sitcom comparisons are to 2 weeks ago, since last week began with a BIG BANG THEORY rerun.  The night’s new BIG BANG was down 0.3 to 3.3, then THE GREAT INDOORS was down 0.2 to 1.7, MOM was steady at 1.7, and LIFE IN PIECES was up 0.1 to 1.5.  PURE GENIUS finished the night up 0.1 from last week to 0.9.

NBC:  The (shocking!) back-to-back season finale episodes of THE GOOD PLACE both held last week’s 1.1.  CHICAGO MED lost 0.1 to 1.2, and THE BLACKLIST remained at 1.0.

FOX:  HELL’S KITCHEN gained 0.1 to 1.3, and MY KITCHEN RULES remained at 0.9.

ABC:  The network set the place for next week’s returns with 0.8/0.6 reruns of GREY’S ANATOMY and SCANDAL, then a special inauguration-themed episode of 20/20 was at 0.9.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.3.

NBC, ABC and CBS will all feature inauguration hours in tonight’s primetime line-up.

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

Fast Track 2017 Jan 19.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. BROADCAST FINALS for Thursday will be available early Monday morning, the final delay related to the MLK holiday


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.