DAILY DIGEST – 1.11.18

911 and AMAZING RACE hold up decently in second week; TBS renews 3 shows; AP BIO on NBC gets multi-platform launch

Network Average:

WEDNESDAY, 1.10.18 FOX NBC ABC CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 1.2/5 1.2/5 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.69 6.34 4.56 6.25 1.04

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.5/6 6.01
The Amazing Race (CBS) 1.4/5 6.94
The Blacklist (NBC) 1.0/4 6.11
The X-Files (FOX) 1.0/4 3.89
3rd Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Gala (The CW) (8-9:30 p.m.) – S 0.3/1 1.18
8:30 p.m. Speechless (ABC) 1.1/4 4.44
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) 1.6/6 5.79
9-1-1 (FOX) 1.5/6 5.49
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 1.3/5 6.07
SEAL Team (CBS) 0.9/3 6.14
9:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) 1.2/5 4.56
Animal Crackers (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.63
10 p.m. Chicago PD (NBC) 1.3/5 6.84
Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.0/4 5.65
Match Game (ABC) 0.8/3 3.29

Ratings Report:

  • THE AMAZING RACE on CBS held up decently overnight: although it slipped two tenths off its premiere, earning a 1.4 among adults 18-49, it was the most-watched show of the night, bringing in 6.94 million eyeballs. SWAT managed to hold on to most of that lead in audience, drawing in 6.14 million viewers and kept a steady 0.9, even with last week, while CRIMINAL MINDS ticked up a tenth to 1.0.
  • Coming closest to AMAZING RACE’s audience size was CHICAGO PD on NBC, with 6.84 million people watching and even with last week with a rating of 1.3. Earlier in the evening, NBC shows THE BLACKLIST (1.0) was also steady with last week, while long-running LAW & ORDER: SVU (1.3) was off a tenth.
  • ABC had a mixed bag of a night, with both THE GOLDBERGS and SPEECHLESS matching their numbers from a week ago, while MODERN FAMILY (1.6), AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.2), and MATCH GAME (0.8) all came down a tenth week-to-week.
  • Fox’s newest Ryan Murphy drama 911 slipped three tenths in its second week to 1.5, but still managed to win the 9pm hour while building substantially on the lead-in audience provided by THE X-FILES (1.0, equally down three tenths). 911 drew in 5.49 million viewers, a 41% increase over the 3.89 million tuning in to see if the truth is still out there.
  • CW ran two specials for the evening, both of which fell in line with its usual ratings numbers for the night. The THIRD ANNUAL HOWIE MANDEL STAND UP GALA earned a 0.3 among adults 18-49, while ANIMAL CRACKERS, the half-hour special featuring football Hall of Famer Dan Marino hosting a series of pranks performed by professional sports mascots (yes, really), drew a 0.2.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
WWE SMACKDOWN USA 8:00 PM 2,603 0.8
CURSE OF OAK ISLAND HISTORY 9:00 PM 3,016 0.7
HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 9:00 PM 2,298 0.6
FIXER UPPER HOME 9:00 PM 2,945 0.6
CHALLENGE: VENDETTAS MTV 9:00 PM 872 0.6
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEV HILLS BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,621 0.6
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 9:11 PM 1,240 0.5
MOONSHINERS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 1,343 0.5
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,217 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 7:00 PM 1,318 0.5
AMERICAS TOP MODEL VH1 8:00 PM 856 0.5
DROP THE MIC TBS 10:00 PM 994 0.4
MARRIED AT FIRST ST LIFETIME 9:00 PM 1,056 0.4
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 1,096 0.4
CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS STARS MTV 10:01 PM 609 0.4
RESTORED BY THE FORDS HOME 10:00 PM 1,771 0.4
HUNTING HITLER HISTORY 10:12 PM 1,538 0.4
SPORTSCENTER EARLY ESPN 6:00 PM 805 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:30 PM 1,521 0.3
CHOPPED: GOLD MEDAL FOOD 10:00 PM 1,010 0.3
INK MASTER PARAMOUNT 10:00 PM 786 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,686 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 11:11 PM 768 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,785 0.3
FIRST TAKE L ESPN 10:00 AM 708 0.3

Of Note:

  • WWE SMACKDOWN on USA took the top spot in cable on Tuesday, earning a 0.8 among adults 18-49 (same as last week), and 2.603 million viewers.
  • THE CURSE OF OAK ISLAND on History followed closely behind in the number two position, scoring a 0.7, a tenth down versus last week.
  • Rounding out the top 3 was the premiere of season 5 of OWN’s THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS, bringing in a 0.6, down 33% from its season 4 premiere, which brought in a 0.9.
  • Elsewhere on cable, the latest cycle of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (now with models of all ages) premiered to a 0.5 and 856,000 viewers, a tenth down from its cycle 23 premier of 0.6 and 1.3 million viewers, a 34% decline in viewership cycle-to-cycle.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • A slew of renewals for Turner today:
    • FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, the only late night show hosted by a woman, will be on air through both the 2018 midterm and 2020 presidential elections. BEE has been the fastest growing late night show, averaging 4 million viewers across TBS’ platforms (including linear, VOD, and digital), while scooping up 250 million views on YouTube.
    • Also renewed were game shows SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS THE JOKER’S WILD and DROP THE MIC, both of which have been hits for TBS as they entered the unscripted space. Both have emerged as the two top unscripted cable comedies in 2017, each averaging 2.5 million viewers across TBS’ platforms, and a combined social/YouTube view total of 200 million.
  • Speaking of game shows, syndicated game FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK earned a two-year renewal, which will continue to produce new shows through the 2020-21 season, banking a catalogue of 520 episodes by the end of that run. The half-hour trivia show features a panel of well-known American comedians interacting with contestants for cash and prizes, with stakes increasing during each round of play. Airing as a strip, the show is cleared in 93% of country. See a trailer HERE.
  • NBC is pulling out all the stops to launch its new comedy series AP BIO, starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt. trying out a combo-platform, the show will get a sneak peak on the linear channel February 1st (hopefully benefitting from WILL & GRACE as a lead in), while the next day, the first three episodes of the show will be available on the NBC app, Hulu, and all owned-and-operated NBC sites. On February 25th, immediately following the Olympics’ closing ceremony, the show will return before sliding into its regular timeslot in March. While it’s certainly an interesting approach to try, and will capture several different types of audiences, considering the multiple platform approach and somewhat disparate types of lead-in programming it will follow, so much bouncing around on the linear channel before settling into a timeslot seems a risky move, ratings-wise.

 

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