May 5, 2017



Broadcast TV’s biggest hits continued heading downward.

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 04.THU


CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY fell 0.2 to 2.4 (although that tied last week’s preliminary number, which adjusted upward by 0.2).  It’s notable that the rerun BIG BANG that followed was, at 1.6, significantly higher than the 1.2 for last week’s THE GREAT INDOORS.  That may have helped MOM, up 0.2 to 1.5, LIFE IN PIECES, up 0.1 to 1.2, and THE AMAZING RACE, up 0.2 to 0.9.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY slipped 0.1 to 1.7, SCANDAL was also down 0.1 to 1.3, and THE CATCH stayed at 0.6.

NBC:  After a 0.5 rerun, the season finale of SUPERSTORE held at last week’s 0.8 low.  CHICAGO MED gained 0.1 to 1.1, and THE BLACKLIST was steady at 0.8.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR rose 0.1 to 0.9.  It was followed by reruns of THE MICK at 0.5/0.5.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL held at 0.5, and RIVERDALE was up 0.1 to 0.4.

BLUE BLOODS reaches its Season 7 finale tonight on CBS.

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

Fast Track 2017 May 04.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.