January 21, 2016



A solid return for ARROW.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Jan WED.20


FOX:  After 2.4 for AMERICAN IDOL (down 0.1 from last Wednesday), SECOND CHANCE slid 0.2 to a dire 1.0.

CW:  ARROW returned at 1.1, a 0.1 bump from the fall finale, and SUPERNATURAL’s 0.7 was steady with its last airing.

CBS:  2 BROKE GIRLS (1.7), MIKE & MOLLY (1.6) and CRIMINAL MINDS (2.0) all held at last week’s numbers, but CODE BLACK had a 0.2 bump to 1.4 that put it within a tenth of the 10PM lead.

NBC:  Everything remained at last week’s numbers:  MYSTERIES OF LAURA at 1.2, SVU at 1.7, and CHICAGO PD at 1.5.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE lost 0.1 to 1.8, while THE GOLDBERGS stayed at 2.0.  The network stuck a rerun MODERN FAMILY in the line-up at 9PM, which slightly hurt BLACK-ISH, down 0.2 to 1.7.  AMERICAN CRIME edged down 0.1 to 1.0.

Tonight is a big one for CW, which launches LEGENDS OF TOMORROW after an entire fall of preparation, followed by the season premiere of THE 100.  Cable features the bow of FX’s BASKETS and BBCAmerica’s LONDON SPY.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan WED.20

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.