January 13, 2017



The highest-rated show of the night was a rerun.

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 2017 Jan 12.THU

ABC:  The season finale of THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW held at last week’s 1.0.  It was followed by the 2-hour special TAKING THE STAGE, which was also at 1.0.

FOX:  After a stable 1.2 lead-in from HELL’S KITCHEN, MY KITCHEN RULES debuted at 0.9.

CBS:  Even though the 1.9 for the BIG BANG THEORY rerun was the highest number of the night, it was still 1.7 below last week’s new episode, and that pulled the rest of the line-up’s sitcoms down:  GREAT INDOORS by 0.5 to 1.4, MOM by 0.4 to 1.3, and LIFE IN PIECES by 0.2 to 1.2.  PURE GENIUS, though, did have a 0.1 bump to 0.9.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE was steady at 1.2, and THE GOOD PLACE rose 0.1 to 1.1.  CHICAGO MED (1.2) and THE BLACKLIST (1.0) stayed at last week’s numbers.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES returns for its final run of episodes tonight, and on cable, BRING IT and THE RAP GAME begin new seasons on Lifetime.  The action, though, is on the streaming services, where the seasons of Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE and Netflix’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS are now available.


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

Fast Track 2017 Jan 12.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.


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.