May 11, 2018

The Sked: Thursday Network Scorecard 5.10.2018


The veterans showed why they’re still the elite.

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 May 10.THU

CBS:  Remarkably, the season finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY was up 0.1 from 2017 to 2.8, which was also up 0.4 from last week.  YOUNG SHELDON ended its season at 2.1, up 0.2.  MOM ended its season with back-to-back episodes at 1.5/1.3, compared to last week’s 1.4.  SWAT gained 0.1 to 0.9.

ABC:  The week’s GREY’S ANATOMY was heavily promoted as putting a key cast member in danger, and it rose 0.2 from last week to 1.8.  STATION 19, however, dipped 0.1 to 0.9, and QUANTICO stayed at 0.5.

NBC:  After a rerun of SVU at 0.5, CHICAGO FIRE’s season finale was at 0.9/1.1, compared to last week’s 1.0, and down from 2017’s 1.3 finale.

FOX:  GOTHAM (0.7) and SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.6) were each up 0.1.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL held at 0.6, but ARROW dropped 0.1 to 0.4.  Note, however, that the network was preempted for baseball again in NY, so those numbers may change.

UNDERCOVER BOSS returns to CBS tonight, while BLUE BLOODS airs its season finale, as does CW’s DYNASTY.

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

Fast Track 2018 May 10.THU

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."