June 2, 2016



AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR continued to fight the good fight for NBC.

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 2016 Jun WED.01

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR returned with the same 1.8 as its 2015 premiere.  THE NIGHT SHIFT’s premiere was down 0.4 from last year’s debut to 1.1, but that’s not exactly apples to apples since the network tried it out (unsuccessfully) as a regular season show in 2015, and it had a 4.0 lead-in that night from THE VOICE.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF’s season premiere was down 0.1 from last year to 1.1.  WAYWARD PINES was steady with last week’s season premiere at 0.9.

ABC:  500 QUESTIONS ended its run with 0.8, steady with Tuesday.  A MODERN FAMILY rerun topped the 10PM hour’s sitcoms.

CW:  Both an IHEARTRADIO SUMMER POOL PARTY special and a SUPERNATURAL rerun were at 0.2.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.8-0.9.

Tonight will be dominated by ABC’s coverage of Game 1 of the NBA FINALS.  On a much lower ratings level, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST begins its final run.

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

Fast Track 2016 Jun WED.01

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.