May 2, 2017



The return of LUCIFER had both good and bad news for FOX.

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 01.MON

FOX:  After a steady 1.0 from GOTHAM, LUCIFER returned at 1.0.  That was up 0.3 from last week’s APB finale, but also down 0.2 from LUCIFER’s last airing in January.

CBS:  The experiment of moving THE GREAT INDOORS to Mondays, away from the shelter of THE BIG BANG THEORY, didn’t work out well, as the show fell 0.4 from last Thursday to a series low 0.8.  The rest of the night wasn’t great, either:  KEVIN CAN WAIT gained 0.1 to 1.2, but MAN WITH A PLAN (0.9), SUPERIOR DONUTS (0.9), and SCORPION (1.0) were all down 0.1 from their last new episodes 2 weeks ago.

NBC:  THE VOICE slipped 0.1 to 1.8, and the season finale of TAKEN held at 0.8.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS remained at 1.6, and QUANTICO is currently up 0.1 to 0.6 (it adjusted down in last week’s finals). 

CW:  SUPERGIRL (0.5) and JANE THE VIRGIN (0.2) stayed at last week’s series lows.

Tonight’s season finale is FOX’s THE MICK.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week. [Chart has been fixed.]

Fast Track 2017 May 01.MON 2


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.