March 21, 2018


FOR THE PEOPLE is already in trouble.

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 20.TUE

ABC:  It was a good night for the sitcoms, with THE MIDDLE up 0.2 to 1.3, FRESH OFF THE BOAT up 0.1 to 1.0, and BLACK-ISH up 0.2 to 1.1.  But after 0.8 for a MODERN FAMILY rerun, FOR THE PEOPLE faltered, down 0.2 to 0.6.

NBC:  Things were better for RISE, which slipped 0.1 to 1.1 after THE VOICE was down 0.2 to 2.1.  (But RISE was at 1.0 in its 2nd half-hour, so we’ll see if that number holds this afternoon.)  The night ended with CHICAGO MED at 1.2, down 0.2 from 2 weeks ago.

FOX:  LA TO VEGAS lost 0.1 to 0.6, and THE MICK was up 0.1 to 0.7.  The night started with a LETHAL WEAPON rerun at 0.5.

CW:  After 0.3 for a rerun of THE FLASH, BLACK LIGHTNING was steady at 0.5.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.6-0.8.

KRYPTON launches tonight on Syfy, and there are season finales for FOX’s THE X-FILES and FX’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE.

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

Fast Track 2018 Mar 20.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."