ABC sits on top of network ratings with THE BACHELOR for another week; History reboots docuseries IN SEARCH OF
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/5||1.0/4||0.9/3||0.9/3||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.87||5.97||4.7||4.15||1.6|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, January 29, 2018
|8 p.m.||The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.7/6||6.29|
|Kevin Can Wait (CBS)||1.2/5||7.18|
|The Wall (NBC)||1.1/4||5.42|
|Supergirl (The CW)||0.6/2||2.09|
|8:30 p.m.||Man with a Plan (CBS)||1.1/4||6.56|
|9 p.m.||Superior Donuts (CBS)||1.0/4||5.79|
|The Resident (FOX)||0.9/3||4.68|
|Better Late Than Never (NBC)||0.9/3||4.79|
|Valor (The CW) – F||0.2/1||1.12|
|9:30 p.m.||9JKL (CBS)||0.8/3||4.81|
|10 p.m.||Scorpion (CBS)||0.9/4||5.75|
|The Good Doctor (ABC) – R||0.8/3||5.01|
|The Brave (NBC) – F||0.7/3||3.9|
- ABC once again took Monday night, although its overall rating was down nearly half a point from last week. The network only aired one new program – its usual two-hours of THE BACHELOR, which slipped a tenth from last week to come in at 1.7.
- CBS was mostly down or flat for the night, with both KEVIN CAN WAIT (1.2) and MAN WITH A PLAN (1.1) each down a tenth, and SUPERIOR DONUTS (1.0) and 9JKL (0.8) even with last week. Only SCORPION rose, up a tenth to 0.9
- Earlier on NBC, THE WALL took a minor hit, slipping .1 to 1.1, while BETTER LATE THAN NEVER held steady with 0.9. Freshman military drama THE BRAVE ended its season on a small up note, rising a tenth to 0.7 in its final week, but in line with its season average.
- VALOR, the second of 3 military dramas this season, also ended its initial run last night on the CW, earning its usual 0.2. Earlier in the night, a new episode of SUPERGIRL was up a tenth over last week, scoring 0.6 in adults 18-49.
- On FOX, both LUCIFER (0.8) and THE RESIDENT (0.9) came down a tenth.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, January 28, 2018
|PRO BOWL||ESPN||2:45 PM||2,806||1|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON||ESPN||6:00 PM||2,081||0.8|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,986||0.8|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||5:46 PM||1,977||0.8|
|ROBOT CHICKEN||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||1,186||0.6|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,735||0.5|
|LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: 2018 GRAMMYS||E!||5:30 PM||1,457||0.5|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||ID||9:00 PM||1,640||0.5|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||1:00 PM||1,079||0.5|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,626||0.5|
|THE GOOD DINOSAUR||DISNEY||7:00 PM||1,705||0.4|
|X GAMES||ESPN||8:41 PM||948||0.4|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,544||0.4|
|SISTER WIVES||TLC||8:00 PM||1,435||0.4|
|BAHAMAS LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,637||0.4|
|GUY’S GROCERY GAMES||FOOD||8:00 PM||1,231||0.4|
|BAHAMAS LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,552||0.4|
|ON THE CASE W/PAULA ZAHN||ID||10:00 PM||1462||0.4|
|PGA TOUR||GOLF||7:13 PM||2,712||0.4|
|WACO: MADMAN OR MESSIAH||A&E||9:00 PM||882||0.3|
|HOT STREETS||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||694||0.3|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER SPECIAL||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,391||0.3|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,496||0.3|
- ESPN’s broadcast of the NFL Pro Bowl drew the highest rating on Sunday, earning a 1.0 in the 18-49 demo and 2.81 million viewers (it also aired on ABC, capturing 8.3 million viewers across the two channels). ESPN also took the number two spot with NBA coverage scoring a 0.8, while Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA took a minor hit opposite the Grammy Awards, also earning a 0.8 and rounding out the top 3 for the night.
- SHAMELESS also ticked up a bit, gaining a tenth and earning a 0.6 for the week. It’s 1.73 million viewers was the second-highest audience it has had all season.
- MTV is going ahead with a third series by SallyAnn Salsano. Extending the Jersey Shore/Floribama Shore format to wintertime with a third series, Winter Break: Hunter Mountain. Exactly like Jersey and Floribama, the format will document the lives 8 partying singles but this time at an idyllic ski resort in upstate New York. It may not be original, but it’s a format that works: Floribama Shore was the highest rated series for the network in 3 years, and I’m sure they’re hoping this iteration is just as popular.
- TLC is renewing 90 DAY FIANCE and its three spinoff series for new seasons in 2018. The flagship show will enter its 6th season, season 3 for 90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER and season 2 for 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS. Also set for a second season is the franchise’s digital spinoff series: 90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW?. The franchise continues to be a powerhouse for the network, with the mothership show earning its highest-ever ratings in the fifth season, averaging a 1.8 among women 25-54 and was most watched among total viewers (average 2.2M). Sharp Entertainment produces all series.
- TNT has recorded a record launch with its latest drama THE ALIENIST. The serial killer thriller set in 1896 has so far reached a cumulative 13.1 million viewers since its debut last week, over half of which are viewers new to the network (or so TNT claims). The new drama also reached a record digital opening for TNT, generating more than 4 million total minutes watched on TNT apps and sites, and more than 10 million social engagements since the premiere on January 22.
- History Channel is getting into the unscripted reboot game as well, bringing back the iconic 1970s franchise IN SEARCH OF as a 10-episode docuseries, hosted and executive produced by Zachary Quinto (aka the New Spock for Star Trek). The updated series, from Propagate Content and Universal Television Alternative Studio will examine unexplained phenomena from all over the world (UFOs and paranormal mysteries of course being two of the most popular subjects to explore). Each episode will follow Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme, such as alien encounters, time travel, UFO sighting, and artificial intelligence. All I’m hoping for is a cameo from this guy.
- And lastly, more bad news for the already struggling singing competition THE FOUR on Fox. Charlie Walk, the record producer/judge for the show has been accused of sexually harassing a former record label executive when they both worked at Sony Music. Fox is obviously investigating the matter, but is in a very tricky situation, with only days to go before it wraps taping for the season and one component of the grand prize – a recording contract with Republic Records – is run by Walk.