March 24, 2016



HEARTBEAT headed for the critical list.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Mar WED.23

NBC:  HEARTBEAT dropped half a point from Tuesday to a 0.9 that put it at the low end of MYSTERIES OF LAURA ratings.  The only demo group with respectable numbers was 50+.  SVU aired its first new episode in 3 weeks and was down 0.1 to 1.5, while CHICAGO PD fell 0.2 to 1.3.

CW:  As with Tuesday night, a month of hiatus dented the returning shows.  ARROW returned down 0.3 to 0.7, and SUPERNATURAL lost 0.1 to 0.6.

CBS:  SURVIVOR (2.0) and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (1.5) were each down 0.1, but CRIMINAL MINDS gained 0.2 to 2.1.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE stayed at 1.7, and THE GOLDBERGS fell 0.1 to 1.9.  MODERN FAMILY was also down 0.1 to 2.4, while BLACK-ISH held at 1.9.  NASHVILLE was steady at 0.9.

FOX:  ROSEWOOD’s fortunes will change next week when EMPIRE returns, but for now it could only stick at 1.0.  HELL’S KITCHEN was also stable at 1.2.

THE CATCH premieres on ABC tonight in the HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER slot.  CBS resumes its coverage of the NCAA TOURNAMENT.  THE BLACKLIST and CW remain in reruns.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Mar WED.23

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.