March 12, 2019



Finales gave a boost to ABC.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

ABC:  The first part of THE BACHELOR’s season finale gained 0.2 from last week to 2.2, which was steady with the Monday portion of last March’s finale.  The season finale of THE GOOD DOCTOR jumped 0.3 to 1.4, down 0.2 from the 2018 finale.

NBC:  THE VOICE slipped 0.1 to 2.0, and THE ENEMY WITHIN was up 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  The 2-hour season finale of THE PASSAGE was at 0.8/0.7, down from last week’s 0.9 hour.

CBS:  THE NEIGHBORHOOD returned from a week off down 0.2 to 1.0, while MAN WITH A PLAN held at 0.7.  MAGNUM PI was steady at 0.7.  The night ended with a BULL rerun at 0.4.

CW:  ARROW gained 0.1 to 0.3, and BLACK LIGHTNING remained at 0.2.

Tonight’s season finales include the conclusion of ABC’s THE BACHELOR, History’s PROJECT BLUE BOOK and Comedy Central’s CORPORATE.  In addition, FOX airs the season premiere of MASTERCHEF JR.

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

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.