March 20, 2020



The pandemic didn’t keep viewers from their favorite medical show.

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:  Gains across the board, with STATION 19 up 0.2 to 1.3, GREY’S ANATOMY up 0.3 to 1.5, and A MILLION LITTLE THINGS up 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE aired for the first time since February 27, up 0.3 to 0.9.  BROOKLYN NINE NINE gained 0.1 to 0.7, WILL & GRACE rose 0.2 to 0.7, and INDEBTED was up 0.1 to 0.5.  Notwithstanding the chart, a news special aired instead of SVU at 0.9.

FOX:  LAST MAN STANDING climbed 0.2 to 0.8, and both OUTMATCHED (0.6) and DEPUTY (0.6) were up 0.1.

CW:  KATY KEENE (0.1) and LEGACIES (0.2) were steady.

CBS:  The network was supposed to be airing the NCAA Tournament last night, and substituted reruns at 0.4-0.8.

Tonight, NBC’s THE BLACKLIST returns from hiatus, although as the networks attempt to conserve their remaining completed new episodes, only 1 episode will air instead of the originally scheduled pair.


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.