January 28, 2019



RENT wasn’t particularly live in any respect.

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.

FOX:  After 0.5/0.6 reruns, the mostly-taped RENT was at 1.4.  That’s the lowest network musical to date, down 0.1 from FOX’s A CHRISTMAS STORY and down 0.3 from NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS aired a rerun at 1.1 and a new episode at 1.3.  A pair of new SHARK TANK episodes were at 1.1/1.0, compared to last week’s 0.7.

CBS:  Returning from last week’s football preemption, 60 MINUTES rose 0.4 to 1.1, BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION was steady with Friday’s episode at 1.0, NCIS: LA slipped 0.1 to 0.8, and MADAM SECRETARY was steady at 0.6.

NBC:  After a rerun TITAN GAMES at 0.6, AMERICA NINJA WARRIOR was at 0.7.

CW:  SUPERGIRL held at 0.3, and CHARMED was up 0.1 to 0.3.


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 Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."