March 16, 2020



People are still watching TV.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day 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.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME aired a new episode at 1.0 (up 0.2 from last week’s rerun), then AMERICAN IDOL (1.3) and THE ROOKIE (0.8) were steady.

CBS:  60 MINUTES gained 0.2 to 1.0, GOD FRIENDED ME was up 0.1 to 0.6, and back-to-back NCIS: NEW ORLEANS episodes were at 0.6/0.6 compared to last week’s 0.5 hour.

NBC:  THE WALL returned at 0.6.  LITTLE BIG SHOTS held at 0.4, ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST rose 0.1 to 0.4, and GOOD GIRLS was down 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  After a rerun at 0.3, THE SIMPSONS gained 0.1 to 0.6, DUNCANVILLE stayed at 0.4, and both BOB’S BURGERS (0.6) and FAMILY GUY (0.6) were up 0.1.

CW:  BATWOMAN (0.2) and SUPERGIRL (0.2) were steady.

Tonight, CW’s SUPERNATURAL begins its final stretch of episodes on a new night, and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO launches its 2nd season.  On cable, HBO has premieres of the limited series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA and Season 2 of MY BRILLIANT FRIEND.

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

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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.