January 4, 2018



9-1-1 needed no emergency assistance.

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 03.WED

FOX:  The novelty of THE X-FILES being back has faded, and the season premiere was a full point below the 2016 finale at a still-solid 1.4.  The better news was that 9-1-1 had a strong premiere at 1.8.

CBS:  THE AMAZING RACE returned at 1.6, up 0.7 from its March 2017 premiere (on a Thursday).  SEAL TEAM dropped 0.2 from its December 6 episode to 0.9, and CRIMINAL MINDS was steady at 0.9.

NBC:  THE BLACKLIST aired for the first time since November 15, and it was up 0.1 to 1.0.  SVU rose 0.1 from its December 6 episode to 1.4, and CHICAGO PD was also up 0.1 to 1.3.

ABC:  Compared to their last new outings on December 13, THE GOLDBERGS slipped 0.1 to 1.5, SPEECHLESS was also down 0.1 to 1.1, MODERN FAMILY was steady at 1.7, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE held at 1.3.  MATCH GAME returned at 0.9, up 0.1 from the most recent episode of DESIGNATED SURVIVOR.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.1.

Unscripted show THE FOUR arrives on FOX tonight.  On cable, NASHVILLE returns for its final season on CMT (and TV Land, which will continue to air each episode 1 hour after CMT). 

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 03.WED

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Broadcast finals will be available Friday morning.




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."