May 26, 2018



A fair amount of original programming, but not much that anyone wanted to watch.

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 2018 May 25.FRI

ABC:  QUANTICO was moved to Fridays to play out the rest of its run, dropping 0.1 from its last Thursday airing to 0.4.  It was followed by a rerun of SHARK TANK at 0.4, and 20/20, up 0.2 to 0.6.

NBC:  CHAMPIONS ran off the final 2 episodes of its season (at least) at 0.4/0.3, the former number steady with its last Thursday episode.  DATELINE followed at 0.7, down 0.1 from last week.

CBS:  UNDERCOVER BOSS dropped 0.1 to 0.5.  Reruns followed at 0.4/0.4.

FOX:  The unscripted PHENOMS debuted at 0.2/0.2.

CW:  MY LAST DAYS returned at 0.2, and LIFE SENTENCE was steady, for what it’s worth, at 0.1.

There are fresh episodes of RANSOM and TAKEN on the networks tonight, along with an MLB BASEBALL game.  On cable, HBO premieres the acclaimed Sundance title THE TALE.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Tuesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs, a day later than usual due to 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.