January 8, 2019



A pair of premieres.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT has previously been a summer show, and its May 2018 premiere was at 2.3.  Airing in-season, it kicked off at 1.8.  MANIFEST followed at 1.1, steady with its last original episode (when it had a 1.6 lead-in from THE VOICE).

ABC:  THE BACHELOR returned with a 3-hour premiere at 1.5, slightly better than the 1.4 2-hour premiere in January 2018.

CBS:  The only new show was an episode of HAPPY TOGETHER at 0.8.  It was surrounded by reruns at 0.5-1.1.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.4.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

In most of the country, tonight’s primetime will be disrupted by a live Presidential speech at 9PM ET.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day 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.




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.

One Comment

  1. Shan

    CBS’s attempt to give Happy Together better numbers by using big bang and sheldon re-runs instead of the original lineup re-runs didn’t help at all, which isn’t surprising.

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