March 1, 2019



GREY’S ANATOMY made history and won the night.

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:  GREYS ANATOMY, now the longest-running medical drama in US TV history, slipped 0.1 to 1.6.  The season finale of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS was steady at 1.1, and impressively was also steady with last fall’s season premiere (on a Wednesday).  The season finale of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER gained 0.1 from last week to 0.6, but dropped a heavy 0.4 from last year’s finale (which was itself down 0.4 from 2017).

NBC:  THE TITAN GAMES season finale lost 0.1 to 1.0.  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.7) and WILL & GRACE (0.6) were each down 0.1.  The night ended with a rerun of the pilot of THE ENEMY WITHIN at 0.4.

FOX:  GOTHAM (0.6) and THE ORVILLE (0.8) were steady.

CBS:  It appears that our charts are wrong, and the 8PM hour was filled by reruns at 1.2/0.9, followed by another rerun at 0.9.  The only new show of the night was FAM, down 0.1 to 0.8.  A SWAT rerun ended the night at 0.6.

CW:  After 0.2 for a rerun of CHARMED, a new LEGACIES gaiued 0.1 to 0.3.

Tonight’s broadcast line-up is heavy on preemptions and reruns.

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.