January 9, 2019



Due to the Presidential address last night, early ratings may be subject to more adjustment than usual.

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 line-up returned from a break that started on December 11.  THE CONNERS was steady at 1.4, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT gained 0.1 to 1.0, BLACK-ISH lost 0.1 to 0.7, SPLITTING UP TOGETHER held at 0.7, and THE ROOKIE dropped 0.2 to 0.6.

CBS:  NCIS was down 0.1 to 1.2 from its last airing on December 11, and after the speech and a rerun of THE NEIGHBORHOOD at 0.6, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS aired a rerun at 0.6.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES returned at 1.6, with a post-speech rerun at 1.4.  NEW AMSTERDAM aired for the first time since November 27, down 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON was steady at 0.7, and a post-speech THE GIFTED stayed at 0.5.

CW:  After a rerun of SUPERGIRL at 0.2, an EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL 19 special was at 0.1.

Tonight, ABC premieres its new sitcom (and THE GOLDBERGS spin-off) SCHOOLED after its mothership.  On cable, FXX begins the final season of YOU’RE THE WORST.

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 Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."