January 11, 2018



Last week’s FOX arrivals took a hit.

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 10.WED

FOX:  THE X-FILES and 9-1-1 both dropped 0.3 from last week’s premieres, X-FILES to 1.0, and 9-1-1 to a still-sturdy 1.5.

CBS:  THE AMAZING RACE lost 0.2 from last week’s premiere to 1.4.  SEAL TEAM held at 0.9, and CRIMINAL MINDS was up 0.1 to 1.0.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS (1.5) and SPEECHLESS (1.1) were steady.  MODERN FAMILY (1.6) and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.2) were both down 0.1.  MATCH GAME dropped 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC:  THE BLACKLIST remained at 1.0, and both SVU (1.3) and CHICAGO PD (1.4) were down 0.1.

CW:  The HOWIE MANDEL STAND-UP GALA special was at 0.3, and an ANIMAL CRACKERS special was at 0.2.


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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 10.WED

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.


  1. Destiny

    It really wouldn’t surprise me if FOX attempted to bring the X-Files back in some format in the future, even without Anderson. This is a network that attempted to reboot 24 with a new lead character, and a network that’s bringing Prison Break back yet again despite it not doing as well.

    • Destiny

      I’m also loving how The Blacklist has found a new lease of life since returning in terms of numbers. It’s making that sixth season case all the stronger.

    • FlopWatch

      Bringing back PB is even dumber considering how much weaker it is, revival hypes are too short term especially for dramas.

      Trying to replace or break up the Mulder/Scully duo would be even worse than the 24 reboot, it didn’t even work when they tried to do that in the original series.

      • Destiny

        It’s worth remembering that with Season 9 Mulder was absent for 18 out of 20 episodes, and appeared only in the finale.

        • FlopWatch

          And it was a bad idea, and the finale was poorly received.

          • Destiny

            I didn’t think the season was bad personally. It worked. Apologies for not being clear, but I think it could work with just one of the leads back if there’s a good story related reason for her absence.

    • Raiderguy24

      That wouldn’t surprise me either. If FOX did bring it back, it would be a complete reboot with a new creator and new leads. It would get low ratings and get a second season renewal.

      • Destiny

        Exactly. I think the temptation would be too great for FOX, or should I say Disney to not try it. I would rather they just wrap everything up with a movie before trying though.

      • FlopWatch

        It would be really tragic given that it’s currently heading towards fractional ratings, a reboot would be way worse.

    • I’m thinking they are going to let The X-Files rest for a while after this season because those ratings are giving them no real incentive to keep it around. But I agree that it is probably not done yet. Expect X-Files: The Next Generation at some point.

      • Destiny

        I agree, but they can’t wait too long if they want Duchovny involved. He’s not getting any younger. He has voiced a desire to continue with the show.

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