January 24, 2018



Should CW start worrying about THE FLASH?

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 23.TUE

CW:  The network is all-in on comic book shows, and its flagship THE FLASH dropped 0.1 to tie its series low 0.7.  BLACK LIGHTNING held up fairly well in its 2nd outing, down 0.2 to 0.6.

CBS:  After a week of reruns, NCIS returned at a steady 1.5, BULL rose 0.2 to 1.4, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS held at 1.0.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES dropped 0.4 to 1.8, while THIS IS US remained at 2.5, and CHICAGO MED was down 0.2 to 1.3.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON stayed at 1.2, LA TO VEGAS was steady at 0.9, and THE MICK slipped 0.1 to 0.7.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.6-0.8.

Tonight’s premieres include the newly-branded Paramount Network’s first scripted show, the miniseries WACO, as well as WGN’s BELLEVUE.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 23.TUE

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




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.