January 28, 2016



A mild night for all.

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 WED.27

CBS:  2 BROKE GIRLS and MIKE & MOLLY were each down 0.1 to 1.6.  CRIMINAL MINDS held at 2.0, and CODE BLACK lost 0.1 to 1.3.

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL gained 0.1 to 2.5, easily winning the night.  HELL’S KITCHEN was a moderate improvement on SECOND CHANCE’s 1.0 in the lead-out slot, scoring 1.4.

CW:  ARROW and SUPERNATURAL were both steady at 1.1 and 0.7.

ABC:  2 hours of sitcom reruns were topped by MODERN FAMILY at 1.4, then AMERICAN CRIME slipped 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  Reruns, led by 1.0 for SVU.

NBC premieres the 1-hour Doomsday comedy YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE at 8PM tonight.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan WED.27

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.