March 14, 2016



LITTLE BIG SHOTS is officially network TV’s new big thing.

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 SUN.13

NBC:  LITTLE BIG SHOTS proved itself a self-starter, following a 1.2 rerun of its own preview episode with a 2.8 that dominated the night.  With that lead-in, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW managed 1.5 for its first half-hour, and even though that was down to 1.1 by the second, its lead-in should keep it looking healthy enough for the remainder of the season.  The night ended with 0.9 for HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, in 3rd place but just by a tenth or two.

CBS:  The attempt to juice up the night by running the last half-hour of the NCAA SELECTION SHOW into primetime didn’t do much, with a 1.4 for that half-hour leading into a 1.1 for 60 MINUTES that was actually down 0.2 from last week’s regular timeslot episode.  After a 90-minute rerun of SCORPION at 0.8, the season finale of CSI: CYBER was up 0.2 to 1.0.

ABC:  At least things didn’t get worse.  The night started with 1.1 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, and then ONCE UPON A TIME, THE FAMILY and QUANTICO all remained at last week’s 1.3/0.8/1.1.

FOX:  BORDERTOWN had its postponed 7PM premiere at 0.8.  BOB’S BURGERS slipped 0.1 to 1.0, then THE SIMPSONS (1.3) and COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO LIFE (0.8) were steady with last week.  FAMILY GUY added 0.1 to 1.4, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH remained at 1.1.

ABC airs the season finale of THE BACHELOR tonight, and TNT has the season finale of MAJOR CRIMES.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Mar SUN.13

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."