January 30, 2018



No major shifts.

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 29.MON

FOX:  LUCIFER (0.8) and THE RESIDENT (0.9) each dropped 0.1.

CW:  SUPERGIRL rose 0.1 to 0.6, but the season finale of VALOR stayed at 0.2.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR slipped 0.1 to 1.7, and a rerun of THE GOOD DOCTOR followed at 0.8.

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT (1.2) and MAN WITH A PLAN (1.1) were each down 0.1, while SUPERIOR DONUTS (1.0) and 9JKL (0.8) remained steady.  SCORPION was up 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  THE WALL lost 0.1 to 1.1, and both BETTER LATE THAN NEVER (0.9) and the season finale of THE BRAVE (0.7) held last week’s numbers.

The STATE OF THE UNION address will occupy all the networks 9-11PM tonight, with live comedy coverage afterward on CBS’s LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW.  In the 8PM hour, CBS airs this year’s GREATEST SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS special, and ABC has back-to-back new episodes of FRESH OFF THE BOAT.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 29.MON

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.