March 18, 2020



The broadcast networks continued to show gains from homebound audiences

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 sitcoms aired for the first time since February 25, and all were up:  THE CONNERS by 0.3 to 1.2, BLESS THIS MESS by 0.1 to 0.7, MIXED-ISH by 0.2 to 0.7, and BLACK-ISH by 0.1 to 0.6.  FOR LIFE was steady with last week’s 0.6 (which followed a huge lead-in from the finale of THE BACHELOR).

CBS:  NCIS was down 0.2 to 0.8, but some listings have it as a rerun.  FBI was a rerun at 0.8, and a new FBI: MOST WANTED was up 0.2 to 0.8.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES jumped 0.4 to 1.3 (and was the highest-rated show of the night in the 18-34 demo), THIS IS US climbed 0.3 to 1.4, and NEW AMSTERDAM held at 0.7.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT (0.8) and EMPIRE (0.7) were each up 0.1.

CW:  THE FLASH gained 0.1 to 0.4, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW remained at 0.2.

Tonight, ABC’s AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE moves to the post-MODERN FAMILY slot.  On cable, Freeform premieres MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM and IFC has the final season premiere of BROCKMIRE.

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.