January 31, 2018



Due to the STATE OF THE UNION address, only one network aired original programming after 9PM.

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 30.TUE

ABC:  Back-to-back FRESH OFF THE BOAT episodes at 1.0/1.0 were steady with the last new half-hour on January 16.

CBS:  The SUPER BOWL GREATEST COMMERCIALS special was up 0.2 from last year’s edition to 1.1.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES easily won the night with a steady 1.8.  NBC also had bragging rights to the STATE OF THE UNION coverage at 1.5. 

FOX:  The chart doesn’t indicate it, but the LETHAL WEAPON episode was a rerun at 0.6.

CW:  Even on an atypical night, the network must be relieved that both THE FLASH (0.9) and BLACK LIGHTNING (0.8) were up 0.2 from last week.

ABC’s sitcoms are in rerun mode tonight.  On cable, Syfy airs the season finale of the already-renewed HAPPY.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 30.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.