March 11, 2020



Most of the networks returned to their Tuesday line-ups after a Super Tuesday break.

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:  The season finale of THE BACHELOR was at 2.4, steady with the 2019 finale.  That lead-in pushed FOR LIFE up 0.2 to 0.8.

CBS:  Returning from 2 weeks off, NCIS (1.0), FBI (0.8) and FBI: MOST WANTED (0.6) were all down 0.1.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES lost 0.1 to 0.9.  THIS IS US dropped 0.3 from its last airing to 1.1, and it’s worth noting that the episode was down 0.7 from the one that aired last year against the finale of THE BACHELOR.  NEW AMSTERDAM was steady at 0.7.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT dropped 0.1 from last week to 0.7, and EMPIRE held at 0.6.

CW:  THE FLASH was 0.1 slower at 0.3, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stayed at 0.2.

Tonight, ABC begins its run-up to the series finale of MODERN FAMILY with a 6-episode marathon of reruns.

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.