March 26, 2018

The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 3.25.2018


A very big night for 60 MINUTES.

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 Mar 25.SUN

CBS:  Overtime in its late NCAA TOURNAMENT game pushed the line-up, so the network’s ratings are subject to adjustment, but it was all to 60 MINUTES’ benefit.  The game provided a huge lead-in for the show’s high-profile interview with Stormy Daniels, resulting in a preliminary 4.0, almost triple last week’s rating.  That helped INSTINCT rise 0.4 to 1.4, although NCIS: LA (1.0) and MADAM SECRETARY (0.7) were each up only 0.1.

ABC:  The night started with a steady 0.9 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, then AMERICAN IDOL lost 0.1 to 1.7.  DECEPTION held at 0.8.

NBC:  After 0.5 for a rerun LITTLE BIG SHOTS, the night’s new episode dropped 0.2 to 0.9.  GENIUS JUNIOR fell 0.3 to 0.7, and TIMELESS was down 0.1 to 0.6.

FOX:  Following 0.5 for a BOB’S BURGERS rerun, a new episode remained at 0.8.  THE SIMPSONS gained 0.2 to 1.0, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was steady at 0.9, FAMILY GUY lost 0.1 to 0.9, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH stayed at 0.7.

Tonight is a big one for historical thrillers, as AMC’s THE TERROR has its official 2-hour premiere, and TNT’s THE ALIENIST comes to its end.  On HBO, Judd Apatow’s passion project THE ZEN DIARIES OF GARRY SHANDLING airs its first 2 hours.

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

Fast Track 2018 Mar 25.SUN

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 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."