January 18, 2018



NOTE TO READERS:  Beginning this afternoon, and for the next week, charts will be posted as usual, but text and responses to comments will be delayed at best as we bring you SHOWBUZZDAILY’s coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.

9-1-1 is justifying its quick Season 2 renewal.

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 17.WED

FOX:  THE X-FILES gained 0.1 to 1.1, and 9-1-1 rose an impressive 0.3 to 1.8.

CW:  The line-up returned for the first time since December 13, with RIVERDALE (0.5) and DYNASTY (0.2) remaining at those numbers.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS climbed 0.2 to 1.7, SPEECHLESS was up 0.1 to 1.3, MODERN FAMILY climbed 0.2 to 1.8, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE gained 0.1 to 1.3.  MATCH GAME finished the night at a steady 0.8.

NBC:  The line-up was up 0.1, with THE BLACKLIST at 1.1, SVU at 1.4, and CHICAGO PD at 1.4.

CBS:  THE AMAZING RACE rose 0.1 to 1.5, and SEAL TEAM was up 0.2 to 1.1.  CRIMINAL MINDS held at 1.0.

IFC’s PORTLANDIA begins its final season tonight.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jan 17.WED

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Wednesday cable programs. Broadcast final ratings will be available Friday morning.




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.