January 8, 2020



One newcomer was big, one was fine, and one was off-key.

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:  The network has done very well with primetime game shows, and JEOPARDY! THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME had a tremendous start at 2.4.  That did wonders for MIXED-ISH, which rose 0.6 from its last airing on December 10 to 1.1, and BLACK-ISH was up 0.2 to 0.8.  EMERGENCE ticked up to 0.5.

CBS:  NCIS was steady with its December 17 airing at 1.0, and FBI was up 0.1 to 0.9.  Its lead-out was the premiere of its own spin-off FBI: MOST WANTED, which proved reliably compatible at 0.8.

NBC:  After back-to-back episodes of ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES at 1.0/1.1, ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST had a subdued premiere at 0.6.  (It won’t air again until Sunday February 16.)

FOX:  THE RESIDENT held the 0.7 from its December 17 airing, and the season premiere of 24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK was at 0.7.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight CBS has the season premieres of UNDERCOVER BOSS and CRIMINAL MINDS.  On cable, Freeform launches the rebooted PARTY OF FIVE.

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 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.