January 3, 2018



One strong arrival and one that was moderately encouraging.

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 02.TUE


FOX:  LA TO VEGAS landed at 1.1, up 0.4 from the last airing of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.  It was preceded by a LETHAL WEAPON (not a rerun, notwithstanding the chart) that was up 0.1 to 1.1 from its December 12 episode, and followed by an episode of THE MICK that was steady at 0.8 with its December 5 run.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES had a solid timeslot start at 2.2/2.4, up considerably from the last non-finale Tuesday episode of THE VOICE (1.7).  CHICAGO MED had a 0.4 boost to 1.5.

ABC:  Compared to their last airings on December 12, THE MIDDLE rose 0.2 to 1.5, FRESH OFF THE BOAT gained 0.2 to 1.2, and BLACK-ISH was down 0.1 to 1.1.  After a 0.9 MODERN FAMILY rerun, KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD ticked up to 0.7.

CBS:  With comparisons again to December 12, NCIS was up 0.1 to 1.5, BULL dropped 0.1 to 1.2, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS gained 0.1 to 1.0.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

Tonight, FOX introduces Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1 tonight after the season premiere of THE X FILES.  On cable, Freeform premieres its sister network’s spin-off GROWN-ISH with back-to-back episodes.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 02.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Thursday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, later than usual due to the New Year’s Day 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.