March 14, 2018



A pair of lackluster premieres.

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 13.TUE

NBC:  THE VOICE began the night up 0.1 to 2.2.  The season finale of THIS IS US was up 0.4 from last week, and its 2.7 was easily the highest rating of the night, but it dropped a considerable 0.7 from the 2017 finale.  RISE debuted at 1.3, a fair number these days, but it was down to 1.1 by 10:30PM, and it won’t have the same level of lead-in going forward.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE slipped 0.1 to 1.1, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT was steady at 0.9.  In the 9PM hour, a pair of BLACK-ISH episodes were at 0.9/0.8, down from 1.0 for its last airing on February 6.  The back-to-back episodes were meant to set up the premiere of FOR THE PEOPLE, which was soft at 0.8.

CBS:  NCIS held at 1.4, while BULL (1.2) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (1.0) were each up 0.1.

FOX:  The 0.5 LETHAL WEAPON was actually a rerun, although the chart doesn’t say so.  LA TO VEGAS (0.7) and THE MICK (0.6) were steady.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.7) and BLACK LIGHTNING (0.5) held at last week’s numbers.

ABC airs back-t0-back SPEECHLESS episodes tonight, and CBS gives SEAL TEAM the night off.

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

Fast Track 2018 Mar 13.TUE

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."