March 23, 2018



No bells for STATION 19, either in alarm (yet) or celebration.

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 Mar 22.THU


ABC:  After GREY’S ANATOMY gained 0.1 to 1.9, STATION 19 debuted at 1.2, an unexciting start but not a bad number at this point in broadcast TV.  It was fairly steady throughout the 2 hours, dipping from 1.3 to 1.1.

NBC:  The counterprogramming gambit of airing back-to-back CHICAGO FIRE episodes against STATION 19 left the shows at a 1.2 standoff, which for FIRE was steady with its last new episode 2 weeks ago.  The night began with SUPERSTORE up 0.1 to 1.1, and AP BIO down 0.2 to 0.7.

CBS:  The preliminary ratings for CBS’s pair of Sweet 16 NCAA TOURNAMENT games were 2.3/2.5.

FOX:  GOTHAM rose 0.1 to 0.7, and SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO remained at 0.6.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

NCAA TOURNAMENT coverage continues tonight on CBS.  On cable, HBO airs the season finale of HIGH MAINTENANCE.

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

Fast Track 2018 Mar 22.THU

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."