May 30, 2017



STAR-CROSSED was putting it mildly.

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 29.MON


ABC:  STILL STAR-CROSSED only managed a 0.5 premiere, despite a robust 1.5 lead-in from THE BACHELORETTE (which was nevertheless down 0.3 from last week’s season premiere).  That 0.5 is 0.2 below last year’s rating of MISTRESSES in the post-BACHELORETTE slot, a level that brought that show to cancellation.

FOX:  After GOTHAM fell 0.1 from last week to 0.9, the sort-of season finale of LUCIFER (several additional episodes were shot, but are being held for next fall) rose 0.1 to 0.9, down 0.4 from the 2016 finale, which aired in April after a GOTHAM rerun.

NBC:  Game 1 of the STANLEY CUP FINALS had a preliminary 1.7.

CW:  A new episode of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY was at 0.2, which was 0.1 below the rerun episode that followed, and held its lead-in from a SUPERGIRL rerun.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.5-0.6.

There are finales tonight for FOX’s PRISON BREAK and FX’s THE AMERICANS, while TNT’s ANIMAL KINGDOM returns for Season 2.

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

Fast Track 2017 May 29.MON

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this Wednesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Monday cable programs, one day later than normal due to Memorial Day.




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."