May 31, 2018



REVERIE arrived sleepily.

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 30.WED

NBC:  Episodes of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR air throughout the regular season wherever NBC needs to fill in a hole on its schedule, but last night was its official season premiere, and its 1.2 was down 0.2 from the June 2017 premiere (on a Monday).  REVERIE premiered at 0.6, not a disastrous number for a summer original, but certainly nothing to be enthused about.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF had a 1.0 2-hour season premiere, down 0.1 from 2017 (in a 1-hour format).

CBS:  Following a 0.5 rerun of SEAL TEAM, the canceled CODE BLACK aired back-to-back episodes at 0.7/0.7, down 0.1 from its last episode 2 weeks ago.

CW:  THE ORIGINALS was steady at 0.3, airing after a rerun SUPERGIRL at 0.2.

ABC:  Sitcom reruns at 0.5-0.6.

ABC has Game 1 of the NBA FINALS tonight, and the other broadcasters are giving it a wide berth with line-ups of reruns.

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

Fast Track 2018 May 30.WED

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Broadcast finals for Wednesday will be available Friday morning, delayed by 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.