March 2, 2017



As he  usually does, Dick Wolf got the job done.

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 01.WED

NBC:  A 3-hour CHICAGO mega-crossover worked very well, with FIRE up 0.1 from its last Tuesday airing to 1.7, PD up 0.6 from last week to 1.9, and the new CHICAGO JUSTICE (which will air regularly on Sundays) getting a solid sampling at 1.7.

ABC:  The second installment of WHEN WE RISE fell 0.1 from Monday to 0.6, and was down to a particularly grim 0.4 by the 10:30PM half-hour.  The night started with THE GOLDBERGS down 0.1 to 1.7, and MODERN FAMILY at its 3rd consecutive 2.0.

CBS:  The season finale of HUNTED held at 1.2, and CRIMINAL MINDS was down 0.1 to 1.2.  Due to the abrupt cancellation of DOUBT, a BULL rerun rounded out the night at 0.7.

FOX:  With a 0.7 LETHAL WEAPON rerun as lead-in, STAR dropped 0.1 to 1.1.

CW:  ARROW rose 0.1 to 0.6, and THE 100 held at 0.4.

ABC gives its full primetime to WHEN WE RISE tonight, with a documentary preceding the next chapter of the miniseries.  FOX airs the season finale of MY KITCHEN RULES.

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

Fast Track 2017 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."