March 8, 2018



LIFE SENTENCE had a very mild start.

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 07.WED

CW:  After RIVERDALE’s steady 0.4 return from its Olympics break, LIFE SENTENCE premiered at 0.3, but it was already at 0.2 by its 2nd half-hour.

ABC:  All the sitcoms were up 0.1:  THE GOLDBERGS to 1.4, SPEECHLESS to 1.2, MODERN FAMILY  to 1.4, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE to 1.1.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR remained at 0.6.

CBS:  SURVIVOR held last week’s 1.7, and SEAL TEAM, back in its 9PM slot, was up 0.1 to 0.9.  CRIMINAL MINDS aired for the first time since January 31 and was down 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  The line-up was up 0.1:  THE BLACKLIST to 1.0, SVU to 1.2, and CHICAGO PD to 1.3.

FOX:  THE X-FILES (0.9) and 9-1-1 (1.6) were both up 0.1.

Tonight’s new arrival is NBC’s sitcom CHAMPIONS.

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

Fast Track 2018 Mar 07.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.