March 3, 2017



Adding THE VOICE to a night always livens things up.

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 2017 Mar 02.THU

NBC:  A special Thursday episode of THE VOICE was the highest-rated show of the night at 2.3, down 0.3 from Tuesday’s installment.  That big lead-in pushed CHICAGO MED up half a point from its last airing to 1.7, and even THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION gained 0.2 to 1.0.

ABC:  The 3rd chapter of WHEN WE RISE was down another 0.1 from Wednesday to a woeful 0.5, the same as the PEOPLE BEHIND THE STORY documentary hour that preceded it.

FOX:  After MASTERCHEF JR dropped 0.1 to 1.1, the season finale of MY KITCHEN RULES rose 0.1 to 0.8.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL held at 0.6, and RIVERDALE was up 0.1 to 0.4.

CBS:  The night started with a quartet of sitcom reruns, featuring two BIG BANG THEORY episodes at 1.6/1.5.  Then TRAINING DAY (the first episode to air since the death of star Bill Paxton) was up 0.2 to 0.8.

ABC has one more episode of WHEN WE RISE to endure tonight.  In other low-rated news, NBC airs the season (and presumable series) finale of EMERALD CITY.

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

Fast Track 2017 Mar 02.THU

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.