February 27, 2018



Except where otherwise noted, comparisons are to February 5, the last pre-Olympics Monday.

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.

Fast Demo 2018 Feb 26.MON


NBC:  The midseason premiere of THE VOICE was at 2.7, down 0.4 from midseason 2017, but up 0.1 from last fall.  GOOD GIRLS had a solid start at 1.5, although that’s only up 0.1 from the September premiere of THE BRAVE, which didn’t get a back-up order.

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT fell 0.2 to 1.0, MAN WITH A PLAN was down 0.1 to 1.0, and SUPERIOR DONUTS lost 0.1 to 0.9.  LIVING BIBLICALLY debuted with an unpromising 0.8, down 0.1 from the last 9JKL.  SCORPION returned at a steady 0.8.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR gained 0.1 to 1.8, but THE GOOD DOCTOR returned at 1.3, down a heavy 0.4 from its last new episode.

FOX:  LUCIFER dropped 0.2 to 0.8, and THE RESIDENT fell 0.3 to 0.8.

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW held at 0.4, and the season premiere of IZOMBIE was at 0.3.

The broadcasters go back to their pre-Olympics line-ups tonight.  On cable, USA premieres its new series UNSOLVED.

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

Fast Track 2018 Feb 26.MON

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."