April 17, 2018



AMERICAN IDOL continued to fade, this time without Sunday’s excuse.

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 16.MON


ABC:  AMERICAN IDOL fell 0.3 to a new Monday low 1.3. and THE CROSSING was down 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  Airing for the first time since February 5, SUPERGIRL dipped 0.1 to 0.5, and IZOMBIE was up 0.1 to 0.3.

NBC:  THE VOICE lost 0.2 to 1.7, and GOOD GIRLS held at 1.0.

CBS:  KEVIN CAN WAIT (0.9) and MAN WITH A PLAN (0.8) were both down 0.1, while SUPERIOR DONUTS (0.8) and LIVING BIBLICALLY (0.6) were both steady.  The season finale of SCORPION stayed at 0.7, down half a point from the 2017 finale.

FOX:  LUCIFER and THE RESIDENT aired for the 1st time in 3 weeks, and were respectively down 0.1 to 0.7 and steady at 0.9.

Tonight’s season finales include CW’s BLACK LIGHTNING.



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

Fast Track 2018 Apr 16.MON

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.