January 25, 2016

The Sked: Sunday Ratings 1.24.2016



The night was all FOX.

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).

Fasts Demo 2016 Jan SUN.24

FOX:  The NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME has a preliminary 14.3, comparable to last year’s game (which aired on CBS)  After the post-game show, THE X-FILES began its limited run at 10:24PM, and it has a preliminary 5.1, which is better than the 3.2 SCORPION had after 2015’s game, but perhaps not as much of an ratings event as the network had hoped after months of intensive hype. 

ABC:  On a night otherwise filled with reruns (topped by 0.8 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS), GALAVANT lost 0.1 to 0.5.

CBS:  The 1st hour of 60 MINUTES benefited from the afternoon NFL game, and was solid at 2.0.  It fell to 1.2 in the 2d hour, and was followed by 0.7/0.8 reruns.

NBC:  After a 0.6 DATELINE, a run of the movie BRIDESMAIDS was at 0.9.

FOX moves THE X-FILES to its regular timeslot at 8PM tonight, and uses it to launch its new supernatural procedural LUCIFER.  On cable, Freeform debuts RECOVERY ROAD after the midseason premiere of THE FOSTERS, and Syfy has the official premiere of THE MAGICIANS after airing its 1st hour as a “preview” last month.

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.24


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."