January 9, 2018



Only 2 networks did battle with ESPN’s CFP Championship.

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 08.MON

ABC:  THE BACHELOR dipped 0.1 to 1.4.  THE GOOD DOCTOR aired its first new episode since December 4, and was also down 0.1 to 1.6.

NBC:  THE WALL gained 0.2 to 1.0, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER was up 0.1 to 0.8, and THE BRAVE, which is running out its string, returned at 0.6

CBS:  Sitcom reruns at 0.8-1.4 (topped by BIG BANG THEORY, naturally), and an off-night rerun of SWAT at 0.6.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.6/0.4.

CW:  Note that the chart is inaccurate and the 9PM show was a rerun of the crossover episode of ARROW after the SUPERGIRL rerun.  The ratings are correct, though, at 0.3/0.2.

THIS IS US returns to NBC tonight.  On cable, Freeform’s THE FOSTERS has the midseason premiere of what we now know is its last full season (a 3-part series finale next summer will lead in to a spin-off series), and TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES hangs up its badge.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 08.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.


  1. Destiny

    Fair to say The Brave had no audience and that people watched it simply because it was on after The Voice.

    • FlopWatch

      Agreed, although that was pretty much obvious with the half hour drops and the already underwhelming results already.

      • Destiny

        Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a lot of praise from fans who have watched it weekly. But I think some just only cared because it was a watchable show on after The Voice. They weren’t proper fans per say.

  2. Salacious Crumb

    College football champ game looks like it did about 28 million.

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