January 5, 2016



The first MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL-less Monday of the season was solid for the networks, especially in the 8PM hour.

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 MON.04

NBC:  In its first “real” airing, SUPERSTORE showed promise at 1.7.  TELENOVELA’s 1.3 was OK by current network sitcom standards, but the drop from one show to the next was less hopeful.  THE BIGGEST LOSER returned at 1.2, slimmed down by 0.4 from its last premiere.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR’s season premiere was steady with its last installment at 2.2.  That premiere ran 3 hours, and ABC may have erred in changing the format to a 2-hour premiere plus THE BACHELOR LIVE aftershow, which plunged to 1.1.

CBS:  Airing for the first time since December 14, SUPERGIRL and SCORPION were each up 0.3, respectively to 1.8 and 2.1.  NCIS: LA gained 0.2 to 1.6.

FOX:  SUPERHUMAN didn’t live up to its title at 1.2.

CW:  Still in reruns with 0.5 for a pair of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY episodes and 0.4 for PENN & TELLER: FOOL US.

The first half of FOX’s revised sitcom plan didn’t do too well on Sunday, and tonight it hopes for better from the other piece, with the season premiere of NEW GIRL and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE serving as lead-ins for GRANDFATHERED and THE GRINDER.  On cable, the spotlight is on MTV, which follows the season premiere of TEEN WOLF with the network’s most ambitious scripted original series to date, the fantasy-adventure THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan MON.04

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Wednesday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day (along with cable ratings for Saturday Jan 2 and Sunday Jan 3).


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.