May 29, 2018



As was the case on Sunday, the ratings fireworks were probably on cable, where TNT had the other NBA PLAYOFFS Game 7.

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 2018 May 28.MON

NBC:  Despite the huge basketball competition, Game 1 of the STANLEY CUP FINALS was the strongest programming on broadcast TV at 1.6.

ABC:  THE BACHELORETTE season premiere was down 0.1 from 2017 to 1.4.  THE CROSSING held its 0.5 from its last airing 2 weeks ago.

FOX:  The final 2 episodes of LUCIFER were at 0.5/0.5, down 0.3 from its official “series finale” episode 2 weeks ago.

CBS:  ELEMENTARY dropped 0.1 from last week to 0.4.  It was preceded by 0.4-0.6 reruns.

CW:  SUPERGIRL (0.4) and the season finale of IZOMBIE (0.2) were steady with last week.

Tonight is an evening of season premieres, including AMERICA’S GOT TALENT and WORLD OF DANCE on NBC, LOVE CONNECTION and BEAT SHAZAM on FOX, ANIMAL KINGDOM on TNT (following its unofficial post-NBA “sneak” last night), and QUEEN SUGAR on OWN.

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

Fast Track 2018 May 28.MON

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Wednesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Monday cable programs, a day later than usual due to the Memorial Day holiday.




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."