May 10, 2016



Is it too late for CBS to renew MIKE & MOLLY?

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 2016 May MON.09


CBS:  The night’s two episodes of about-to-end MIKE & MOLLY spiked to 1.6/1.7, compared to last week’s 1.3/1.4.  The 9PM hour was the same as last week, with a 1.5 BIG BANG THEORY rerun followed by a new ODD COUPLE at 1.3.  PERSON OF INTEREST had its first Monday airing at 1.0, down 0.2 from last Tuesday’s season premiere.

FOX:  GOTHAM held at 1.2, but HOUDINI & DOYLE fell 0.1 from last week’s thin start to 0.6.

NBC:  THE VOICE was steady at 2.1, and BLINDSPOT gained 0.1 to 1.4.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS fell 0.1 to 1.7, while CASTLE gained 0.1 to 1.1.  

CW:  Both REIGN and JANE THE VIRGIN remained at last week’s 0.3s.

The FOX Tuesday sitcom line-up ends its season tonight, and while NEW GIRL will be back, both GRANDFATHERED and THE GRINDER are firmly on the bubble.  In addition, BATTLEBOTS returns to ABC.

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

Fast Track 2016 May MON.09

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."