January 8, 2016

The Sked: Thursday Ratings 1.7.2016


Fair starts for the new scripted arrivals.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Jan THU.07

NBC:  SHADES OF BLUE was NBC’s highest rated show of the night at 1.8, more than doubling the finale of THE PLAYER in the 10PM slot, and if it can hold at that number, the network will be quite happy.  (However, it’s also the network’s oldest-skewing show of the night.)  Earlier, HEROES REBORN fell 0.1 from its last airing back on November 19 to 1.0, and THE BLACKLIST was up 0.1 to 1.6.

CBS:  ANGEL FROM HELL’s 1.6 was up 0.1 from the last airing of 2 BROKE GIRLS in its slot on December 10, but it had the benefit of a better lead-in from MOM, which was up 0.2 to 1.8.  In the 8PM hour, THE BIG BANG THEORY was steady at 3.8, and LIFE IN PIECES gained 0.3 to 2.2.  ELEMENTARY rose 0.2 to 1.2.

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL dropped 0.3 from its Wednesday premiere to 2.7, down 0.4 from the parallel night in 2015.

ABC:  BEYOND THE TANK began the night at 1.0, which looked good compared to the 0.7 debut of MY DIET IS BETTER THAN YOURS. which will remove ABC as a Thursday factor until its scripted series return.

CW:  Still airing reruns at 0.2/0.2.

The networks have mostly new episodes of their regular Friday series tonight.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan THU.07

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


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."