April 13, 2016

The Sked: Tuesday Ratings 4.12.2016


GAME OF SILENCE had a quiet start.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Apr TUE.12

NBC:  THE VOICE returned from last Tuesday’s clip show at 2.3, down 0.1 from 2 weeks ago.  It was followed by the GAME OF SILENCE pilot at 1.5, lower than a regular episode of CHICAGO MED typically does following THE VOICE.

CW:  The 2-hour IZOMBIE season finale was at 0.5 in both hours, up 0.1 from last week (which followed a rerun of THE FLASH). 

ABC:  The night started with 0.8/0.7 sitcom reruns, then AGENTS OF SHIELD and BEYOND THE TANK were each up 0.1 to 1.0/0.6.

FOX:  The newly-renewed NEW GIRL rose 0.2 from its last episode 2 weeks ago to 1.1, and was followed by a 0.6 GRANDFATHERED rerun.  Then BROOKLYN NINE-NINE held its 0.9, and THE GRINDER was at 0.6.

CBS:  A night of reruns, topped by NCIS at 1.3.

NBC gives the post-VOICE treatment to the new reality show STRONG tonight.  On cable, a lot of the action will be on the basketball court, with Kobe Bryant’s final game and Golden State’s attempt to win more games than any team in NBA history.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Apr TUE.12

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."