January 19, 2017



STAR continued its downward journey.

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 2017 Jan 18.WED

CBS:  After an episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS that was steady at 1.1, the PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS declined by 0.1 from last year’s installment to 1.2, a new low.

FOX:  For the first time, LETHAL WEAPON (steady at 1.4) outrated STAR, which fell another 0.2 to a new low 1.2.

ABC:  The network tried out FRESH OFF THE BOAT in THE GOLDBERGS’ slot, and the result was a 1.5, down half a point from last week’s GOLDBERGS.  SPEECHLESS was down 0.2 to 1.6, and after a 1.3 MODERN FAMILY rerun, BLACK-ISH was down 0.2 to 1.5.  MATCH GAME lost 0.1 to 1.0.

NBC:  BLINDSPOT dropped 0.1 to 0.9, and both SVU (1.4) and CHICAGO PD (1.5) remained at last week’s numbers.

CW:  FREQUENCY held at 0.2, the same as the ARROW rerun that preceded it.

NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE ends its season with back-to-back episodes tonight.  On cable, BASKETS returns to FX.

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

Fast Track 2017 Jan 18.WED

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


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.