March 13, 2020



At a time of extreme uncertainty, network TV ratings were basically stable.

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:  STATION 19 was steady at 1.0, GREY’S ANATOMY declined 0.1 from last week’s Karev farewell episode to 1.2, and A MILLION LITTLE THINGS held at 0.6.

CBS:  A strong night, as YOUNG SHELDON gained 0.2 to 1.1, and THE UNICORN (0.7), MOM (0.8) and the season finale of CAROL’S SECOND ACT (0.7) were all up 0.1.  TOMMY remained at 0.5.

NBC:  The night was bracketed by reruns at 0.5/0.5.  In between, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.6) and WILL & GRACE (0.5) were steady, and INDEBTED was up 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  LAST MAN STANDING (0.6), OUTMATCHED (0.5) and DEPUTY (0.6) remained at last week’s numbers.

CW:  KATY KEENE stayed at 0.1, and LEGACIES aired its first new episode in a month, steady at 0.2.

Tonight, NBC airs the back-to-back season finale episodes of LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR.

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 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.