January 16, 2019



ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO had a fairly strong start.

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.

NBC:  After ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES rose 0.2 from last week to 1.7, the dramas returned from a break that started on November 27, and THIS IS US (2.1) and NEW AMSTERDAM (1.1) were both steady.

CW:  THE FLASH aired its first Tuesday episode since December 4, down 0.1 to 0.6.  ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO premiered at 0.4, a bit better than BLACK LIGHTNING’s last 0.3 in that slot.

CBS:  NCIS gained 0.1 to 1.3, FBI aired for the first time since December 11 and was steady at 1.0, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was up 0.3 to 0.8.

ABC:  THE CONNERS slipped 0.1 to 1.3, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT dropped 0.2 to 0.8, BLACK-ISH (0.8) and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (0.7) were steady, and THE ROOKIE rose 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON held at 0.7, and THE GIFTED fell 0.1 to 0.5.

Tonight, Syfy officially premieres DEADLY CLASS, although the pilot has been available via non-linear platforms for several weeks. 

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 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."