March 15, 2018



SPEECHLESS didn’t demonstrate an ability to thrive on its own.

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 01.WED

ABC:  Without a lead-in from THE GOLDBERGS, SPEECHLESS fell 0.3 from last week to back-to-back 0.9/0.9 episodes.  After a rerun MODERN FAMILY at 1.0, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE lost 0.1 to 1.0.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR was up 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  RIVERDALE dropped 0.1 to 0.4, and LIFE SENTENCE held at its premiere 0.2.

NBC:  THE BLACKLIST shed 0.1 to 0.9, SVU gained 0.1 to 1.3, and CHICAGO FIRE stayed at 1.2.

FOX:  THE X-FILES slipped 0.1 to 0.8, and 9-1-1 remained at 1.6.

CBS:  SURVIVOR was again at 1.7.  After a NCIS rerun at 0.6, CRIMINAL MINDS was stable at 0.9.

The NCAA TOURNAMENT takes over CBS today, as well as TNT, TBS and Tru.  On ABC, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER airs its season finale.

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

Fast Track 2018 Mar 01.WED

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."