June 18, 2018



SHADES OF BLUE 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 Jun 17.SUN

NBC:  SHADES OF BLUE had previously aired during the regular season, and its summer premiere at 0.6 was below last season’s premiere (1.0) and finale (0.7).  The night started with a DATELINE that was steady at 0.5, and a rerun of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT at 0.7.

ABC:  CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD slumped badly from last week’s season premiere, down 0.7 to 1.1.  $100,000 PYRAMID was down 0.3 to 0.9, and TO TELL THE TRUTH held at 0.8.  The night began with a rerun of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.6.

CBS:  60 MINUTES dropped 0.2 to 0.5, and INSTINCT returned from a week off down 0.1 to 0.4.  It was followed by 0.3/0.3 reruns.

FOX:  Interspersed with reruns at 0.5-0.6, a pair of new GHOSTED episodes were at 0.5/0.5, up a bit from last week’s 0.4/0.4.

CW’s SUPERGIRL ends its season tonight.  On cable, most of the Viacom universe will be simulcasting the MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS.

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

Fast Track 2018 Jun 17.SUN

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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."