June 1, 2017



Decent starts for some summer programming.

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 May 31.WED

NBC:  After a special 1.2 LITTLE BIG SHOTS lead-in, THE CARMICHAEL SHOW aired for the first time in a year with 0.9/0.8 ratings.  That compares well with its 1.0/0.7 March 2016 premiere, and it’s well above the show’s 0.5 2016 finale (on a Sunday).  The night ended with a 0.6 THIS IS US rerun.

FOX:  The season premiere of MASTERCHEF was at 1.0, down 0.2 from its 2016 premiere.  THE F WORD was unsurprisingly compatible, rising from its lead-in to 1.1.

ABC:  Sitcom reruns at 0.6, followed by a 0.4 rerun of the STILL STAR-CROSSED pilot.

CBS:  Procedural reruns at 0.5-0.6.

CW:  Superhero reruns at 0.3/0.3.

The NBA FINALS begin tonight, which should mean a big win for ABC.  (Last year’s Game 1 had a preliminary 6.0, which adjusted up to 7.3 in finals.)  In addition, CBS has the season finale of THE AMAZING RACE, and the back half of the revamped NASHVILLE’s season begins on CMT. 

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

Fast Track 2017 May 31.WED

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Wednesday cable programs. Final broadcast numbers for Wednesday will be available Friday, later than normal due to Memorial 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.