May 20, 2017



It was the last Friday of the regular season, but the lights were already off.

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 follows the chart.

Fast Demo 2017 May 19.FRI

CBS:  The season finale of UNDERCOVER BOSS fell 0.2 from last week to 0.7, which was also down 0.1 from the 2016 finale (a 2-hour that aired on a Sunday).  A colorized I LOVE LUCY special was at 0.5, and the night ended with a 0.5 BLUE BLOODS rerun.

ABC:  The 2-hour finale of THE TOY BOX gained 0.1 to 0.6, and 20/20 held at 0.6.

CW:  THE ORIGINALS was steady at 0.3, and REIGN rose 0.1 to 0.3.

NBC:  FIRST DATES remained at 0.7, and DATELINE was up 0.1 to 0.9.

FOX:  A run of the movie MAID IN MANHATTAN was at 0.5.

TRAINING DAY ends its run tonight, and the season finale of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’s big year features host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry (and the farewells of Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer).  Sunday’s finales include MADAM SECRETARY, ELEMENTARY, SHADES OF BLUE, THE SIMPSONS, MAKING HISTORY, FAMILY GUY, MARY KILLS PEOPLE and INTO THE BADLANDS, as well as the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, but the marquee event of the night is Showtime’s premiere of the new TWIN PEAKS. 

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Monday 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.