July 12, 2018



Due to last Wednesday’s holiday, comparisons are to 2 weeks ago unless otherwise noted.

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 Jul 11.WED

CBS:  BIG BROTHER was up 0.6 from last week’s July 4th episode, but steady with 2 weeks ago at 1.5, and the same was true for CODE BLACK, up 0.2 from last week but steady with the 0.8 from 2 weeks ago.  Between them, TKO: TOTAL KNOCK-OUT debuted at an OK 0.9.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF (0.9) and 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK (0.9) were both down 0.2.

CW:  At least for now, the rerun of THE OUTPOST pilot is 0.1 higher than Tuesday’s premiere, although that still only put it at 0.2.  THE ORIGINALS aired its first new episode in 3 weeks, down 0.1 to 0.2.

NBC:  An AMERICA’S GOT TALENT clip show special was at 0.9, then REVERIE held at 0.4.

ABC:  Reruns at 0.4-0.5.

Tonight, NBC’s LITTLE BIG SHOTS and MARLON air their season finales.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jul 11.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."


  1. Destiny

    CBS not owning Code Black outright pretty much killed it. There’s no way it’d be canceled with these numbers if it wasn’t a co production. They’d give it the Elementary treatment with a large order stretched over the Summer.

    • TJ Neyland

      Well next week the show ends

      • Destiny

        That it does. CBS will never have something scripted pulling the same audience level for a very long time during the Summer. They were blessed to have a one hit wonder like Under the Dome which they promptly ran into the ground with terrible writing. Everything else scripted during the Summer bombs for CBS.

    • ChrisM

      It’s kind of a shame for all involved making the show. I thought it much improved the second season from the first despite the unexplained firing of a good, main actor. Unfortunately, I missed catching this season and will have to wait and see it another way.

      Ratings wise, what do you think it would have taken for CBS to renew it? A steady 1.2 or something? I would think a steady 0.8 would be a decent average this time of year and CBS, as well as Disney, should be happy. For CBS, factoring in the overall and/or 50+ couldn’t hurt either. You would think it would be in both CBS and Disney’s interest to work out keeping it going another season with raised expectations for fall/winter or obviously lowered expectations for spring/summer since this is where they have chosen when to air it..

      • Destiny

        It is sad yeah, the cast & crew of the show deserve better. I think if the show wasn’t fractional it would have put a strong un-ignorable case forward for renewal. But that’s such a huge ask during the Summer.

  2. BILL G

    I thought TKO-Total Knock Out would have done better in the ratings. They have had previews of the show for the past two months. It seemed like they had a promo during every CBS show. It does look like just another version of Wipeout!

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