January 5, 2018



A moderate start for THE FOUR.

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 04.THU

FOX:  THE FOUR premiered at a lukewarm 1.2.

NBC:  The line-up aired for the first time since pre-Thursday Night Football November 2.  Compared to that night, SUPERSTORE was up 0.1 to 1.1, THE GOOD PLACE was steady at 1.0, WILL & GRACE dropped 0.2 to 1.4, GREAT NEWS slipped 0.1 to 0.6, and CHICAGO FIRE gained 0.1 to 1.1.

CBS:  The line-up returned in full for the first time since December 14.  THE BIG BANG THEORY jumped half a point to 3.1, YOUNG SHELDON soared by 0.6 to 2.6, MOM climbed 0.3 to 1.7, LIFE IN PIECES was up 0.2 to 1.3, and SWAT ticked up to 1.1.

ABC:  A TRUTH & LIES: WACO special was at 1.1.  The night began with 0.7/0.7 sitcom reruns.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

ABC premieres CHILD SUPPORT tonight, NBC airs the US FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP, and returnees include the CBS line-up and CW’s CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 04.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Broadcast finals will be available Monday 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."