April 18, 2018



Even ROSEANNE couldn’t do much for ALEX INC.

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 2018 Apr 17.TUE

ABC:  ROSEANNE slipped 0.1 to 3.4, although that tied last week’s preliminary number.  A special ALEX INC. was up 0.3 from last Wednesday’s episode, but at 1.2 it was down a whopping 0.8 from last week’s post-ROSEANNE episode of THE MIDDLE.  With a lower lead-in, both BLACK-ISH (1.1) and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (1.0) were down 0.2.  FOR THE PEOPLE stayed at 0.6.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.6) and the season finale of BLACK LIGHTNING (0.5) were steady with last week.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON fell 0.2 to a new low 0.7, and both LA TO VEGAS (0.6) and NEW GIRL (0.6) were down 0.1.

NBC:  THE VOICE was up 0.2 from last week’s clip show to 1.5.  RISE remained at 0.8, and CHICAGO MED gained 0.1 to 1.2.

CW:  Returning from a week off, NCIS dropped 0.2 to a new series low 1.1, BULL was down 0.1 to 1.1, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was also down 0.1 to 0.8.

Broadcast series premiering at this point will air the bulk of their episodes after the regular season is over.  The first of these quasi-summer arrivals is the final season of CW’s THE ORIGINALS.

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

Fast Track 2018 Apr 17.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."