April 22, 2016



The CBS sitcoms were very solid on a slow night.

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).

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Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

Fasts Demo 2016 Apr THU.21

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY dropped 0.2 from last week’s 2-hour episode to 2.0.  SCANDAL returned from its week off, and despite a major plot event in the previous episode, it was down 0.2 to 1.5.  THE CATCH fell 0.1 to 0.9.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY aired a rerun last week, and returned at a steady 3.1.  THE ODD COUPLE gained 0.2 from its number over the past 2 weeks (once with a new BIG BANG as lead-in, last week with the rerun) to 1.7.  MOM and 2 BROKE GIRLS were each up 0.3 to 1.8s. 

NBC:  STRONG held at 0.8.  As with SCANDAL, THE BLACKLIST was returning after a big plot twist, yet fell 0.1 to 1.3, and GAME OF SILENCE isn’t having any fun at all, down 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  BONES and AMERICAN GRIT were each down 0.1, respectively to 0.8/0.7.

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and THE 100 were steady at 0.7/0.4.

ABC airs the season finales of LAST MAN STANDING and DR KEN tonight, with both shows somewhere on the bubble.  CW preempts THE ORIGINALS for another run of the CONTAINMENT pilot.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Apr THU.21

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.