January 22, 2020



Returnees were steady or slightly down.

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:  Airing for the first time since December 10, THE CONNERS (1.0) and BLESS THIS MESS (0.6) were unchanged.  Without a JEOPARDY lead-in, MIXED-ISH dropped 0.2 to 0.5, and BLACK-ISH stayed at 0.5.  EMERGENCE held at 0.3.

CW:  Airing a non-crossover episode for the first time since November 26, ARROW was down 0.1 to 0.3.  The official (non-crossover) premiere of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW was at 0.2, down 0.1 from its October 2018 premiere (on a Monday).

CBS:  NCIS remained at 1.0, FBI gained 0.1 to 0.9, and FBI: MOST WANTED was down 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES was steady at 1.0.  THIS IS US (1.4) and NEW AMSTERDAM (0.7) were each down 0.1.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT (0.7) and 24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK (0.6) stayed as-is. 

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 THURSDAY morning for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, later than usual because of 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.