DAILY DIGEST – 1.18.18

911 matches premiere ratings; Amazon cancels 3 comedies

BROADCAST RATINGS:

Network Average:

WEDNESDAY, 1.17.18 FOX NBC ABC CBS CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/5 1.3/5 1.3/5 1.2/4 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 5.05 6.45 4.85 6.36 1.05

 

Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Time Show Adults 18-49
rating/share
Viewers
(millions)
8 p.m. The Goldbergs (ABC) 1.7/7 6.47
  The Amazing Race (CBS) 1.5/6 6.84
  The Blacklist (NBC) 1.1/4 6.52
  The X-Files (FOX) 1.1/4 3.94
  Riverdale (The CW) 0.5/2 1.45
       
8:30 p.m. Speechless (ABC) 1.3/5 4.78
       
9 p.m. Modern Family (ABC) 1.8/7 6.17
  9-1-1 (FOX) 1.8/7 6.16
  Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 1.4/5 6.19
  SEAL Team (CBS) 1.1/4 6.63
  Dynasty (The CW) 0.2/1 0.64
       
9:30 p.m. American Housewife (ABC) 1.3/5 4.99
       
10 p.m. Chicago PD (NBC) 1.4/5 6.63
  Criminal Minds (CBS) 1.0/4 5.59
  Match Game (ABC) 0.8/3 3.34

Ratings Report:

  • Another boosted night across broadcast, with all shows either improving or holding steady with last week. FOX took the night overall, with X-FILES improving a tenth to 1.1, but the real story was the recently renewed [link] 911, which rose .3 to 1.8 among adults 18-49 (equal to its premiere) and once again nearly doubled the lead-in audience from X-Files.
  • MODERN FAMLY on ABC tied 911 in the 9pm hour, earning a 1.8 (and up two tenths from last week). As for the rest of ABC’s lineup, THE GOLDBERGS also ticked up .2 to 1.7, while both SPEECHLESS (1.3) and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.3) were up a tenth each, while MATCH GAME stayed even with last week at a 0.8.
  • At CBS, long-running THE AMAZING RACE (1.6) rose a tenth, SEAL TEAM (1.1) ticked up two tenths, and CRIMINAL MINDS (1.0) held steady for another week.
  • NBC shows all rose a tenth, with THE BLACKLIST (1.1) and CHICAGO PD (1.4) tied season highs, while on the CW, both RIVERDALE (0.5) and DYNASTY (0.2) returned to little fanfare, but at least matched the numbers from their last original shows aired before the holidays.

 

CABLE RATINGS:

Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Monday, January 15, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers
(000s)
18-49
rating
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 8:18 PM 4,680 1.9
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 8:00 PM 3,573 1.1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 9:00 PM 3,363 1.1
WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 10:00 PM 2,814 1
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 10:49 PM 1,943 0.9
LOVE AND HIP HOP MIAMI VH1 8:00 PM 1,577 0.9
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,079 0.8
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,331 0.7
VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 9:00 PM 1,483 0.7
JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN INVEST 10:00 PM 1,994 0.6
STREET OUTLAWS DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,554 0.6
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 9:05 PM 1,478 0.5
NBA BASKETBALL TNT 5:43 PM 1,036 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 7:00 PM 1,278 0.4
PAW PATROL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,954 0.4
KIDS BAKING CHAMP 4 FOOD 9:00 PM 1,511 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,046 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,460 0.3
PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN 5:30 PM 957 0.3
INSIDE THE NBA TNT 1:15 AM 760 0.3
REVENGE BODY W/KHLOE K E! 10:00 PM 635 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:00 AM 702 0.3
PEOPLE MAG INVESTIGATES INVEST 8:00 PM 1,564 0.3
TWO AND A HALF MEN NICK-AT-NITE 1:32 AM 644 0.3
GOLDBERGS, THE NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 648 0.3

Of Note:

  • It was all sports in the top five on cable on Monday, with NBA basketball coverage taking the number 1 and 5 positions on the list. An early game between the Warriors and Cavaliers scored a 1.9 in adults 18-49, while the later broadcast between the Rockets and the Clippers earned a 0.9 for the network. The 2, 3, and 4 spots all belonged to USA’s weekly 3-hour broadcast of WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, ticking up a tenth to 1.1 this week.
  • The continuation of the JODI ARIAS limited series on Investigation Discovery continued to perform well, matching the 0.6 rating it earned for the first episode on Sunday.
  • KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS also held steady day-to-day with another 0.7.

 

OTHER NEWS:

  • Amazon is cleaning house, canceling three comedies: Tig Notaro’s ONE MISSISSIPPI is gone after two seasons, while Jill Soloway’s I LOVE DICK and Jean Claude Van Damme starrer JEAN CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON are gone after one season (RIP JCVJ – the show is absolutely hilarious). However, all three series were considered too niche as Amazon focuses on bigger, broad dramas in 2018, like the Lord Of The Rings
  • NBC continues on its march of pilot orders, greenlighting a spin off the Bad Boys movies (if you’ve never seen the two features, you’re missing out on some classic American popcorn action, like in this clip HERE). The series will star Gabrielle Union as Special Agent Syd Burnett (same as in the 2003 feature) moving from Miami to LA to start a new job as an LAPD detective. Already a well-known property with flashy stars and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jeff Gaspin (former the head of NBC), I’m putting this one in my early picks for a series order during the 2018-19 season.
  • Netflix continues its partnership with David Chang (founder of Momofuku) in the form of UGLY DELICIOUS, a new 8×30 docuseries following the chef around the globe, while he uses food as a vehicle to bridge cultural divides. Check out a clip HERE; the show will be released February 23rd.
  • Netflix has released its first trailer for the rebooted QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY. The new version of the show features an all new cast but same heartfelt makeovers, giving men the proper tools to style, groom, cook, decorate, and present themselves. As sick as I am of reboots overall, I couldn’t help but smile at the trailer; see it HERE.

 

 

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