April 18, 2017



A steady and mostly dull night.

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 Apr 17.MON

FOX:  The season finale of 24: LEGACY stayed at 0.8, and APB remained at 0.6.

CBS:  All of the night’s sitcoms were at 1.0, meaning that KEVIN CAN WAIT and SUPERIOR DONUTS were down 0.2, while MAN WITH A PLAN and SUPERIOR DONUTS were steady.  SCORPION gained 0.1 to 1.1.

NBC:  THE VOICE dropped 0.1 to 2.0, and TAKEN was up 0.1 to 0.9, although those numbers could shift in finals.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS rose 0.1 to 1.7, and QUANTICO held at 0.6.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

Freeform is hoping for a big night tonight with the final season premiere of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, followed by the series premiere of FAMOUS IN LOVE.  (The latter’s entire season is already available via online and VOD.) 

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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 17.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.