May 30, 2018



AMERICA’S GOT TALENT came roaring back.

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 29.TUE


NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT had a 2.4 season premiere, down 0.3 from 2017, but still a big number for broadcast TV in general, let alone summer.  WORLD OF DANCE premiered at 1.8, down a heftier 0.6 from last year.

FOX:  BEAT SHAZAM returned at 0.8, down 0.4 from the 2017 premiere (on a Thursday), and LOVE CONNECTION came back at 0.6, down half a point from the series premiere (ditto).

CBS:  After 0.7/0.6 reruns, 48 HOURS: NCIS was at 0.5.

ABC:  A last minute substitution of a rerun of THE MIDDLE for the night’s previously scheduled anchor led to an evening of 0.4-0.6 reruns.

CW:  Another NY baseball preemption probably means adjustments from the current 0.3/0.3 rerun ratings.

NBC introduces its sci-fi series REVERIE tonight, and both AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and MASTERCHEF return.  But for a small, fiercely dedicated group of viewers, the event of the night will be the series finale of FX’s THE AMERICANS.

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

Fast Track 2018 May 29.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Thursday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top Tuesday cable programs, later than usual due to the Memorial Day holiday.




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.