January 4, 2017



THE MICK dipped.

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.


FOX:  Airing in its regular timeslot and without an NFL lead-in, THE MICK fell more than half from Sunday’s preview to 1.3.  However, that was still enough to make it FOX’s highest rated show of the night, as NEW GIRL returned from holiday hiatus up 0.3 to 1.1, and BONES kicked off its final season with a sleepy 0.9.

NBC:  THE WALL was solid in its timeslot premiere at 1.7.  It was followed by yet another CHICAGO franchise crossover, with CHICAGO FIRE down 0.1 from its last airing on December 6 to 1.6, and CHICAGO PD at 1.7.

CBS:  NCIS rose 0.1 from its last airing to 1.8, BULL was up 0.1 to 1.5, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was steady at 1.2.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE were each up 0.1 from their last airings to 1.7/1.6.  FRESH OFF THE BOAT rose 0.2 to 1.4, and THE REAL O’NEALS was up 0.1 to 1.0.  The night ended with a 0.7 rerun of the DAVID BLAINE: BEYOND MAGIC special.

CW:  NO TOMORROW continued running out its string at 0.2, below the 0.3 lead-in it had from a rerun of THE FLASH.

The networks continue their returns from hiatus tonight, which includes the official premiere of STAR on FOX, and the return of MATCH GAME on ABC.  On cable, new seasons begin for IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and MAN SEEKING WOMAN on FXX.


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


CABLE RATINGS: Come back Thursday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, as the New Year’s holiday delays continue.


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.