January 18, 2016


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf


FOX’s new sitcoms held their own.

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 SUN.17

FOX:  Last week, the network had the benefit of the late afternoon NFL game, which boosted its numbers.  Last night’s ratings were in line with the NFL-less night 2 weeks ago:  THE SIMPSONS down 0.2 to 1.8, COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE steady at 1.2, FAMILY GUY down 0.1 to 1.6, and BORDERTOWN down 0.1 to 1.1.

CBS:  It had the giant NFL PLAYOFFS game in the afternoon, sending 60 MINUTES to a preliminary sky-high 4.7, with MADAM SECRETARY doubling to 2.0 and THE GOOD WIFE up 0.2 to 1.3.  (On the west coast, a GOOD WIFE rerun followed the new episode)

NBC:  After a 1.0 DATELINE, the DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE scored 1.9, up a healthy 0.8 from the Debate on December 19 that aired on ABC.

ABC:  The night started with a steady 0.8 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, then GALAVANT, despite the lack of Golden Globes competition, was only able to hold last week’s 0.6.  QUANTICO reruns followed at 0.3/0.4.

All the networks are new tonight, with a JUST FOR LAUGHS special airing on CW. 

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan SUN.17

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Tuesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Wednesday morning, all delayed by 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.