January 9, 2017



The GOLDEN GLOBES held steady.

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.


NBC:  The GOLDEN GLOBES have a preliminary 4.8 rating, up 0.1 from last year’s early number (which adjusted to 5.5).  The pre-Awards ARRIVAL SHOW was at 2.2.

CBS:  The line-up returned for the first time since December 18, but it had the late national NFL game as lead-in that night, which make comparisons look particularly bad.  Looking instead at December 11, 60 MINUTES was down 0.2 to 1.0, NCIS: LA was at 1.3, MADAM SECRETARY was up 0.2 to 0.9, and ELEMENTARY was up 0.1 to 0.7.

ABC:  After AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS fell 0.2 to 0.8, the network ran back-to-back TO TELL THE TRUTH episodes at 1.0/1.0, up 0.3 from last week.  At 10PM, CONVICTION was up 0.1 to 0.5.

FOX:  The entire schedule was skewed by a 10-minute runover for the NFL Post-Game show, so the current 4.9 for THE SIMPSONS, 2.3 for SON OF ZORN, 1.8 for FAMILY GUY, and 1.5 for BOB’S BURGERS will all be adjusted.

Many networks are staying away from tonight’s ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP game, with the only new episodes coming from NBC’s CELEBRITY APPRENTICE and ABC’s THE BACHELOR, the latter of which is followed by 2 premiere episodes of the new half-hour BIG FAN.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 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."