February 23, 2017



In the worst possible way, there’s no longer any doubt about DOUBT.

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 2017 Feb 22.WED

CBS:  DOUBT fell 0.2 from its low premiere to 0.6, and may not stay on the air for long.  Earlier in the evening, HUNTED (1.2) and CRIMINAL MINDS (1.3) held at last week’s numbers.

NBC:  BLINDSPOT stayed at last week’s 0.8, SVU was down 0.1 to 1.3, and CHICAGO PD was steady at 1.3.

CW:  ARROW fell 0.1 to a series low 0.5, which made THE 100’s steady 0.4 look better.

FOX:  Both LETHAL WEAPON and STAR were renewed for next season in the last few days, LETHAL lost 0.1 to 1.3, and STAR remained at 1.2.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS (1.7) and SPEECHLESS (1.5) were both down 0.1.  MODERN FAMILY stayed at 2.0, and BLACK-ISH gained 0.1 to 1.6.  MATCH GAME was steady at 0.9.

NBC and ABC go straight at each other tonight.  ABC has the 2-hour season finale of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and NBC counters with a 2-hour block of the midseason finale of THE BLACKLIST and the premiere of spin-off THE BLACKLIST:  REDEMPTION.  In addition, CMT premieres its new drama SUN RECORDS.

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

Fast Track 2017 Feb 22.WED

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Broadcast finals for Wednesday will be available Friday morning, however, delayed by the Presidents Day holiday.


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.