May 1, 2018



A pair of veterans returned low.

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 30.MON


ABC:  A short DANCING WITH THE STARS edition premiered at 1.1, its lowest start ever and down 0.3 from Fall 2017.  THE CROSSING dropped 0.2 to 0.5.

CBS:  The sitcoms returned from  a week off, with KEVIN CAN WAIT (0.8) down 0.1, MAN WITH A PLAN (0.8) steady, and SUPERIOR DONUTS (0.7) down 0.1.  The season premiere of ELEMENTARY was down 0.2 to 0.6 compared to its last premiere.

NBC:  THE VOICE rose 0.2 to 1.6, and the season finale of GOOD GIRLS held at 0.9.

FOX:  LUCIFER (0.6) and THE RESIDENT (0.8) were steady.

CW:  SUPERGIRL gained 0.1 to 0.5, and IZOMBIE remained at 0.2.

Tonight’s season finales include FOX’s LA TO VEGAS and USA’s UNSOLVED.

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

Fast Track 2018 Apr 30.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.