May 26, 2017



Welcome to Summer TV.

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 May 25.THU

FOX:  A pair of much-hyped new unscripted series had OK starts, with BEAT SHAZAM at 1.2, and LOVE CONNECTION at 1.1.

NBC:  The network has been reducing its RED NOSE DAY special year to year, from 3-hours in 2015 (0.8 rating) to 2 hours last year (0.6), and now to 1 hour, at 0.7.  Special themed episodes of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (1.1) and RUNNING WILD (0.9) aired as lead-ins.

CBS:  THE AMAZING RACE fell 0.2 from last week to 0.6.  A quartet of sitcom reruns aired earlier, topped by THE BIG BANG THEORY at 0.9.

ABC:  Reruns, led by one of the MODERN FAMILY episodes at 0.7.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

What with the end of the regular season and the start of a long weekend, the solitary piece of original programming on the networks tonight is an episode of FIRST DATES on NBC.  Netflix, though, is having a busy day, with premieres of the final season of BLOODLINE and the original Brad Pitt movie WAR MACHINE.

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

Fast Track 2017 May 25.THU

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.