June 12, 2016



America’s fascination with OJ Simpson continued with ABC’s premiere of the documentary miniseries OJ: MADE IN AMERICA, with a 0.9 rating that was quite good for a summer Saturday night.  The show will now attempt an unusual pivot, switching to ESPN on Tuesday for the rest of its run.  ABC started the night with 0.3 for the premiere of PEOPLE’S LIST, so the OJ documentary was clearly a self-starter.

The only other original programming was FOX’s mix of regional baseball games (a preliminary 0.4 average) and 2 episodes of 48 HOURS on CBS at 0.5-0.6.

Tonight’s TONY AWARDS, which have been dedicated to the victims of last night’s Orlando massacre, will face the STANLEY CUP FINALS rather than the NBA FINALS, and because of that, as well as the phenomenon of HAMILTON, will hope to make inroads with a larger, younger audience than its norm.  Cable will feature the final episode of HOUSE OF LIES on Showtime, a 2-hour season premiere for TNT’s THE LAST SHIP, and the premiere of RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS on AMC.


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).

Fast Demo 2016 Jun SAT.11

CABLE RATINGS: Come back early Tuesday 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.