February 21, 2019



A crossover night boosted NBC’s CHICAGO ratings.

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.

CBS:  The Spring premiere of SURVIVOR slipped just 0.1 from its midseason 2018 premiere to 1.6.  A 2-hour THE WORLD’S BEST followed at 0.7, down 0.2 from last week’s hour.

NBC:  The crossover left CHICAGO MED steady at 1.3, but CHICAGO FIRE climbed 0.2 to 1.3, and CHICAGO PD was up 0.3 to 1.4.

FOX:  24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK gained 0.1 to 1.1, and THE MASKED SINGER rose 0.2 to 2.6.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS was steady at 1.1, and SCHOOLED was up 0.1 to 0.9.  MODERN FAMILY returned from a rerun week down 0.1 to a series low 1.1.  SINGLE PARENTS gained 0.1 to 0.7, and MATCH GAME held at 0.5.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.1.

Tonight, POP introduces its new drama FLACK.

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 Wednesday cable programs. Wednesday broadcast program ratings will be updated Friday morning.




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."