March 29, 2018



After Tuesday’s ROSEANNE fireworks, a quiet evening.

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 Mar 2018 28.WED


ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS dropped 0.2 to 1.4, and ALEX, INC. premiered at a meh 1.1.  MODERN FAMILY fell 0.3 to 1.4, and was followed by a rerun of the SPLITTING UP TOGETHER pilot at 0.8.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR was steady at 0.7.

NBC:  A special episode of THE VOICE was at 1.3, and the pre-JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR special ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: TRIBUTE TO A SUPERSTAR was at 0.6.

FOX:  EMPIRE returned to the line-up for the first time since December, up 0.1 to 2.0, and STAR was up 0.2 to 1.5.

CBS:  SURVIVOR slipped 0.1 to 1.7, the just-renewed SEAL TEAM held at 1.0, and CRIMINAL MINDS gained 0.2 to 1.1.

CW:  RIVERDALE was down 0.1 to 0.3, and LIFE SENTENCE fell 0.1 to 0.1.  That may mark the first time that the network has aired two original scripted shows in the same 7-day period at that rating.

SIREN arrives on Freeform tonight with back-to-back episodes.

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

Fast Track 2018 Mar 2018 28.WED

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.