January 15, 2018



Note that an NFL PLAYOFFS overrun pushed the FOX schedule by a full half-hour, ending their line-up at 10:30PM in most of the country.

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 14.SUN

FOX:  For the 2nd Sunday in a row, FOX had the benefit of the late afternoon NFL PLAYOFFS game, which started its primetime in a huge way.  THE SIMPSONS was up 0.7 from last week’s big number to 3.5, BOB’S BURGERS rose 0.6 from last week’s GHOSTED to 2.2, the 300th episode of FAMILY GUY edged up 0.1 to 1.7, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH gained 0.2 to 1.3.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was steady at 0.8, then the (all but certain) series finale of WISDOM OF THE CROWD held at 0.7.  NCIS: LA (1.0) and MADAM SECRETARY (0.7) were each up 0.1.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS dropped 0.2 to 1.2 (after a 0.8 rerun), and was followed by 2 hours of SHARK TANK at 1.3/1.2, compared to last week’s 1.4/1.1.

NBC:  A 2-hour DATELINE at 0.6 was followed by a run of the movie RIDE ALONG at 0.7.

CW’s SUPERGIRL returns from holiday break tonight, and FOX airs the 2-hour season finale of the already-renewed THE GIFTED.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 14.SUN

CABLE RATINGS: Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Wednesday morning, a day later than usual due to the MLK 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.