March 31, 2017



Ellen Pompeo had a pleasant introduction to the world of directing.

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 30.THU


ABC:  The fact that Pompeo directed this week’s GREY’S ANATOMY was heavily promoted, and may have contributed to the show’s 0.2 rise to 2.1.  SCANDAL, which conspicuously didn’t resolve last week’s cliffhanger, was up 0.3 to 1.6, and THE CATCH gained 0.1 to 0.8.

CBS:  A regular line-up aired for the first time in 3 weeks due to NCAA preemption.  THE BIG BANG THEORY fell 0.3 to a series low 2.5, and after that, THE GREAT INDOORS held at 1.4, MOM was down 0.1 to 1.3, and LIFE IN PIECES dropped 0.2 to 1.1.  THE AMAZING RACE had a 0.9 season premiere.

NBC:  After a 0.7 SUPERSTORE rerun, POWERLESS returned for the first time in 3 weeks and was down 0.1 to a new low 0.6.  CHICAGO MED came back from a week off down half a point to 0.9, a new series low.  THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION was up 0.1 to 0.8.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR lost 0.1 to 1.0, and KICKING & SCREAMING held at 0.6.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL and RIVERDALE aired new episodes for the first time in 3 weeks, and were respectively up 0.1 to 0.6 and steady at 0.4.

Tonight’s farewell belongs to GRIMM, ending a 6-season run.  In addition, FOX’s SLEEPY HOLLOW will hope that tonight’s episode is merely a season finale.

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

Fast Track 2017 Mar 30.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.