January 8, 2018

The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 1.7.2018


Despite the massive attention paid to them in the media, the GOLDEN GLOBES were slightly 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 07.SUN

NBC:  UPDATED:  In final numbers the GOLDEN GLOBES fell 0.6 from 2017 to 5.0.  In preliminary ratings, the ARRIVALS lead-in hour is currenty steady at 2.2.

CBS:  The line-up aired for the first time since December 17.  60 MINUTES, lacking an NFL lead-in, plunged 1.6 to 0.8.  WISDOM OF THE CROWD fell 0.3 to 0.7, NCIS: LA held at 0.9, and MADAM SECRETARY slipped 0.1 to 0.6.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS climbed 0.5 from its last airing on December 10 (at 7PM) to 1.4, then SHARK TANK was at 1.3/1.1, up from the 0.9 for its last new episode on December 3.

FOX:  Airing for the first time since December 10, the line-up shifted about 7 minutes due to an NFL Playoffs overrun, so adjustments can be expected.  Currently, THE SIMPSONS is at 3.4, GHOSTED is at 1.8, FAMILY GUY is at 1.6, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is at 1.1.

NBC and ABC will do battle with ESPN’s coverage of the CFP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME tonight, but the other networks are staying away.


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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 07.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 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."