April 26, 2016



The night’s exits and returns didn’t excite many viewers.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Apr MON.25

CBS:  MIKE & MOLLY returned for the rest of its final season at 1.3, down 0.3 from its last Wednesday airing, although comparable to SUPERGIRL’s recent ratings.  After a 1.2 BIG BANG THEORY rerun, the SCORPION season finale was up 0.1 to 1.6 (down half a point, though, from last year’s finale).  NCIS LA rounded out the evening up 0.1 to 1.2.

FOX:  Even with a 0.6 GOTHAM rerun as lead-in (half the number of last week’s new episode), the season finale of LUCIFER was steady at 1.3.

CW:  REIGN returned at 0.3, steady with its Friday results and with what CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND had been doing in the slot.  JANE THE VIRGIN held last week’s 0.4.

NBC:  THE VOICE lost 0.1 to 2.1, and BLINDSPOT is currently up 0.1 to 1.4, but since VOICE typically ends at 10:01PM, both of those numbers may shift this afternoon.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS rose 0.2 to 1.8, and CASTLE was up 0.1 to 1.1.

Tonight’s event is the season finale of LIMITLESS on CBS. 

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

Fasts Track 2016 Apr MON.25

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this 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."