February 21, 2017



FOX’s midseason Monday continued to sink.

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 Feb 20.MON

FOX:  Both 24: LEGACY (1.0) and APB (0.8) fell another 0.2 from last week, and FOX executives must be counting the weeks until GOTHAM and LUCIFER return.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR rose 0.1 to 2.5, and is now dominating Mondays, at least until THE VOICE returns next week.  QUANTICO, which gained 0.1 to 0.7, has announced that it’s streamlining its format from this point on for a more straightforward narrative, but the move may be coming too late.

NBC:  A AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR special at 1.4 provided the season finale of TIMELESS with half a point more of lead-in than CELEBRITY APPRENTICE gave it last week, boosting the bubble show by 0.2 to 0.9.

CBS:  The night’s opening 90 minutes were moderately down, with dips of 0.1 for KEVIN CAN WAIT (1.4) and MAN WITH A PLAN (1.3), and a 0.2 drop for SUPERIOR DONUTS (1.2).  But things stabilized after that, and 2 BROKE GIRLS and SCORPION were both steady at 1.2.

CW:  SUPERGIRL lost 0.1 to 0.7, and JANE THE VIRGIN held at 0.4.

THE WALL ends its season tonight on NBC.  On cable, TBS has the Season 2 premiere of sitcom THE DETOUR, and Lifetime launches THE POP GAME.

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

Fast Track 2017 Feb 20.MON

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