January 22, 2018



The NFL PLAYOFFS game and its lead-out premiere were down.

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 21.SUN

FOX:  The NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME had the primetime slot this year, and at a preliminary 11.7, it was down 1.7 from 2017’s AFC game.  That didn’t help the premiere of THE RESIDENT, which was down 0.9 from last year’s premiere of THE HUNTED to 2.7.

ABC:  After an AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS rerun at 0.6, a new episode was down 0.4 from last week to 0.8.  A pair of SHARK TANK episodes at 1.0/1.0 were respectively down 0.3/0.2.

CBS:  60 MINUTES held at last week’s 0.8, and was followed by 0.6/0.6 reruns.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.4-1.0.

THE RESIDENT begins its regular run tonight.


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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 21.SUN

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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.