January 5, 2017




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 with a much lower lead-in than in its December preview, STAR fell 0.6 to 1.6, still a fairly good number these days but far from exciting.  LETHAL WEAPON gave the premiere a 1.4 lead-in, steady with its last airing a month ago.

ABC:  All the sitcoms were above their last airings:  THE GOLDBERGS by 0.2 to 1.9, SPEECHLESS by 0.1 to 1.7, MODERN FAMILY by 0.3 to 2.3, and BLACK-ISH by 0.1 to 1.7.  MATCH GAME returned at 1.3, around the same level as recent DESIGNATED SURVIVOR episodes.

CBS:  UNDERCOVER BOSS was up 0.1 to 1.2.  CRIMINAL MINDS had a steady return at 1.3, and CODE BLACK rose 0.1 to 1.0.

NBC:  The line-up returned for the first time since mid-November, with BLINDSPOT up 0.1 to 1.1, and both SVU and CHICAGO PD up 0.2 to 1.5.

CW:  An 0.2 FREQUENCY followed an 0.3 ARROW rerun.

Tonight’s returnees include THE BLACKLIST, SUPERSTORE and THE GOOD PLACE.  On cable, NASHVILLE officially arrives on CMT with a 2-hour premiere (the first hour of which aired as a “preview” last month).  

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


CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. FINAL BROADCAST RATINGS will be available Friday morning, delayed slightly by the New Year’s holiday.


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.