February 7, 2018



Due to the State of the Union address and reruns, most comparisons are to 2-3 weeks ago.

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 Feb 06.TUE

ABC:  THE MIDDLE fell 0.2 from its last new episode 3 weeks ago to 1.2.  FRESH OFF THE BOAT was at 0.9, compared to 1.0/0.9 for last week’s doubleheader.  BLACK-ISH was steady at 1.0, and KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD was down 0.1 to 0.5.

CBS:  NCIS slipped 0.1 from 2 weeks ago to 1.4, BULL fell 0.2 to 1.1, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was down 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  The season finale of ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES gained 0.1 from last week to 1.9.  THIS IS US was naturally much lower than its post-Super Bowl airing, but at 2.7 it was up 0.2 from 2 weeks ago.  CHICAGO MED was also up 0.2 to 1.5.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON lost 0.1 from 2 weeks ago to 1.1, while LA TO VEGAS (0.8) and THE MICK (0.7) were steady.

CW:  With a full plate of competition against them, THE FLASH dipped 0.1 from last week to 0.8, and BLACK LIGHTNING was 0.2 dimmer to 0.6.

Tonight, CBS launches its Olympics counterprogramming BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION.  On cable, Syfy’s CHANNEL ZERO returns, and History’s KNIGHTFALL ends its season.

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

Fast Track 2018 Feb 06.TUE

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.