April 5, 2018



The FOX line-up shrank from last week’s midseason premieres.

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 04.WED

FOX:  EMPIRE tied its series low 1.7, down 0.3 from last week, and STAR fell 0.2 to 1.3.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS slipped 0.1 to 1.3, and ALEX INC dropped 0.2 from last week’s series premiere to 0.9.  MODERN FAMILY gained 0.1 to 1.5, and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE returned from a week off down 0.1 to 1.2.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR held at 0.7.

NBC:  THE BLACKLIST aired its first episode in 3 weeks, steady at 0.9.  Reruns followed at 0.7/0.7.

CBS:  SURVIVOR lost 0.1 to 1.6, and CRIMINAL MINDS was down 0.1 to 1.0, with an NCIS rerun between them at 0.7.

CW:  LIFE SENTENCE’s final Wednesday episode was up 0.1 to 0.2.  The night began with a RIVERDALE rerun at 0.2.

IMPOSTERS begins its 2nd season on Bravo tonight.  In addition, for reasons it hasn’t yet explained, FX airs tonight’s ATLANTA without commercials.

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

Fast Track 2018 Apr 04.WED

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."