March 5, 2020



A middling result for VOLCANO LIVE.

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 VOLCANO LIVE special was at 0.7.  STUMPTOWN returned from a week off steady at 0.4.

CBS:  SURVIVOR held at 1.4.  SEAL TEAM was at 0.6, steady with both of last week’s episodes.  SWAT aired for the first time since January 29, down 0.2 to 0.5.

NBC:  A down night, with CHICAGO MED off by 0.2 to 1.0, CHICAGO MED by 0.1 to 1.1, and CHICAGO PD by 0.2 to 1.0.

FOX:  THE MASKED SINGER (1.8) and LEGO MASTERS (1.0) were steady.

CW:  RIVERDALE (0.2) and NANCY DREW (0.1) stayed at last week’s numbers.

Tonight, GREY’S ANATOMY deals with the dilemma of wrapping up a longtime character’s story without any new footage, as the show catches up with Justin Chambers’ exit.  On cable, FX has the season premiere of BETTER THINGS, and FXX has the season premiere of CAKE. 

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 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."