January 3, 2019

The Sked: Wednesday Network Scorecard 1.2.2019


2019 may have its first big hit.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

FOX:  The network’s marketing campaign paid off for THE MASKED SINGER, which premiered to an impressive 2.9.  It was preceded by the season premiere of 24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK, at a new series high 1.2, which was up 0.2 from its August 2018 finale.

CBS:  After 1.0/0.9 sitcom reruns, the night’s dramas returned from holiday break with SEAL TEAM down 0.1 to 0.9, and CRIMINAL MINDS down 0.1 to 0.7.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.4-0.8.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.5-0.6.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.1.

NBC will hope to duplicate FOX’s feat tonight with the premiere of its much-hyped THE TITAN GAMES, hosted by Dwayne Johnson, which will be followed by an off-night season premiere for THE BLACKLIST.  Fox has the premiere of the final season of GOTHAM, and the timeslot premiere of THE ORVILLE.  ABC airs a THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY JR special.

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

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




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."