April 19, 2017



Bad news for CBS.

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 Apr 18.TUE

CBS:  NCIS stands alongside SURVIVOR and THE BIG BANG THEORY as one of CBS’s core shows, a trio all in their second decades on the air.  Eventually, time will catch up with them, and the network had to take a collective gulp last night as NCIS returned from a week off with a 0.3 drop to a new series low 1.3.  That pushed BULL down 0.2 to its own series low 1.1, although NCIS: NEW ORLEANS reversed the tide with a 0.1 gain to 1.1.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE and AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE were both at 1.2, which put them respectively down 0.1 and up 0.1.  Similarly, FRESH OFF THE BOAT fell 0.1 to 1.0, and IMAGINARY MARY gained the same to 0.9.  AGENTS OF SHIELD was up 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC:  A 2-hour edition of THE VOICE climbed 0.2 to 1.8.  The final 2 episodes of TRIAL & ERROR were at 0.9/0.7, close to last week’s 0.9/0.8 in the 9PM hour.

FOX:  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE held at 0.7, and after a 0.5 rerun of THE MICK, PRISON BREAK continued to fall, down 0.2 to 0.9.

CW:  IZOMBIE stayed at 0.3 after a 0.3 rerun of THE FLASH.

FX’s FARGO attempts to sustain its magic for a 3rd season tonight, and Syfy’s THE MAGICIANS ends its season. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 18.TUE

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.