June 14, 2018



A fair debut.

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 Jun 13.WED


FOX:  24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK tied as the top-rated show of the night at 1.1, slightly ahead of its lead-i9n MASTERCHEF, which was up to 1.0 from last week’s 0.9/0.9.

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR slipped 0.1 to 1.1, and REVERIE held at 0.5.

CBS:  CODE BLACK gained 0.1 to 0.7, preceded by reruns at 0.5/0.4.

CW:  THE ORIGINALS rose 0.1 to 0.3, ahead of the 0.2 for its rerun SUPERGIRL lead-in.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.6-0.7.

Bravo’s GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE begins its final season tonight.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jun 13.WED

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.


  1. Destiny

    I think the only positive NBC can take from Reverie is that it’ll likely end up doing better in the 18-49 demo than Salavation when that returns. I liked the show personally but people weren’t interested in the first season and dragging out the asteroid about the hit earth thing just isn’t that interesting over the long term.

    Ramsays 24 hours did well. There’s demand there after Kitchen Nightmares/Hotel Hell abruptly ended.

    • FlopWatch

      Yeah and unlike before, CBS will have other options for Summer programming between Elementary, Blood and Treasure, maybe Instinct, or possibly any other show that gets pushed to Summer.

  2. RatingsWatchr

    New to this — when do ratings for cable channels usually come out?

  3. ChrisM

    I am curious. Does anyone have the premiere and finale ratings in the demo plus overall for Code Black’s first and second seasons?

    I ask ’cause CBS started each season in late September going through February renewing each time after, but the third time they waited until April, which seems to have killed it. However, the above rating seems the same, more or less, than what it has been getting all along. It makes me wonder if starting in September again might have kept it going or, as I noted previously with ABC’s The Crossing, should they have held back further to June?

    • FlopWatch

      CBS wanted to cancel it regardless of the numbers, they didn’t even bother waiting for its Summer performance.

      As for The Crossing, it wouldn’t have matter either as Summer shows do get cancelled all the time as well. They have Take Two incoming soon and that’s not likely to fare much better either.

      • ChrisM

        I suppose it may have been partly due to Code Black being Disney-ABC owned, and whatever else, but ratings not improving didn’t help.

        Take Two may surprise due to it comes from Castle creators and possibly Rachel Bilson. Not sure Eddie Cibrian will help though. WGN ordered a show called Carter starring Jerry O’Connell with nearly the exact same premise – an actor who becomes a private detective using skills he learned playing one. Makes me wonder if, somehow, one stole the idea from the other.

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