January 27, 2016



FOX’s sitcoms are going in the wrong direction.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Jan TUE.26

FOX:  With the exception of GRANDFATHERED (steady at 0.9), the whole line-up was down 0.1, and they weren’t strong to start with:  1.2 for NEW GIRL, 1.0 for BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, and a particularly lethal 0.7 for THE GRINDER.

ABC:  After 0.9/0.6 sitcom reruns, AGENT CARTER held at last week’s 0.9, and WHAT WOULD YOU DO? returned at 0.7.

NBC:  HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT was down 0.1 to 1.2, then CHICAGO MED (1.6) and CHICAGO FIRE (1.8) remained at last week’s numbers.

CW:  THE FLASH gained 0.1 to 1.4, then a rerun of the LEGENDS OF TOMORROW pilot earned 0.6.

CBS:  An all-rerun night, although it’s worth noting that even a rerun NCIS tied for the 8PM lead at 1.4.  NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and LIMITLESS followed at 1.2/0.8.

NBC and ABC (except for AMERICAN CRIME) are in reruns tonight, and on FOX, HELL’S KITCHEN steps into what had briefly been SECOND CHANCE’s timeslot.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan TUE.26

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.