March 8, 2017



There’s no question about who the boss is on Tuesdays these days.

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 2017 Mar 07.TUE

NBC:  THE VOICE held last week’s 2.6, but it was put in its place by THIS IS US, which like most network shows was returning from a week off (due to last Tuesday’s Presidential address) and jumped 0.4 to a huge 2.9.  With that lead-in, the episode of CHICAGO JUSTICE that followed was merely OK at 1.3, down 0.3 from CHICAGO FIRE’s score in that slot (with a lower lead-in) 2 weeks ago.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE was down 0.1 from 2 weeks ago to 1.4, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was steady at 1.4.  FRESH OFF THE BOAT and THE REAL O’NEALS ran out of timeslot last week, and they were respectively steady at 1.1 and down 0.1 to 0.9.  PEOPLE ICONS premiered dismally at 0.5.

CBS:  The entire line-up didn’t move from their numbers 2 weeks ago:  NCIS at 1.6, BULL at 1.3, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 1.1.

CW:  THE FLASH dropped 0.2 from last week to 0.9 and tied its series low, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW was down 0.1 from 2 weeks ago to 0.5.

FOX:  After 0.5/0.5 sitcom reruns, BONES was steady at 0.7.

Tonight’s network returnees include SURVIVOR, CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS, and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR.  On cable, WGN has the season premiere of UNDERGROUND, and FXX airs the season finale of MAN SEEKING WOMAN.

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

Fast Track 2017 Mar 07.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.