February 28, 2018



Several of Tuesday’s shows returned from the Olympics break a bit lower than they left.

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 27.TUE

NBC:  THE VOICE was at 2.3, down 0.3 from its first midseason Tuesday airing last year.  THIS IS US dropped 0.2 from its last pre-Olympics episode to 2.5, and CHICAGO MED was down 0.1 to 1.4.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE (1.2) and FRESH OFF THE BOAT (0.9) were steady with their pre-Olympics episodes.  After a 0.7/0.6 hour of reruns, KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD held at its pre-Olympics 0.5, although it was up 0.1 from last week’s hour that aired during the Games.

CBS:  NCIS fell 0.3 from its pre-Olympics episode to tie its series low at 1.2, BULL was down 0.1 to 1.1, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS remained at 0.9.

FOX:  The entire line-up was down 0.1 from pre-Olympics levels:  LETHAL WEAPON to 1.0, LA TO VEGAS to 0.7, and THE MICK to 0.6.

CW:  THE FLASH tied its series low 0.7 (down 0.1 from its last episode), and BLACK LIGHTNING was down 0.1 to 0.5.

CBS’s SURVIVOR begins its latest cycle tonight.

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

Fast Track 2018 Feb 27.TUE

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.