May 1, 2017



Some mild improvement for ABC’s wreck of a line-up.

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 Apr 30.SUN


ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS continued to be the best performer of the network’s night (with the probable help of an NBA playoff lead-in), steady at 1.1.  ONCE UPON A TIME (0.9), MATCH GAME (0.8) and the season finale of AMERICAN CRIME (0.4) were each up 0.1 from last week.

FOX:  New episodes of THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY aired for the first time in a month or more, with SIMPSONS up 0.1 to 1.0, and FAMILY up 0.2 to 1.2.  The rest aired last week, and BOB’S BURGERS was down 0.1 from its 7;30PM episode to 0.7, while MAKING HISTORY (0.6) and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (0.8) were steady.

CBS:  The entire line-up held last week’s numbers:  60 MINUTES at 0.8, NCIS: LA at 1.0, MADAM SECRETARY at 0.7, and ELEMENTARY at 0.5.

NBC:  After a 0.8 rerun, LITTLE BIG SHOTS climbed 0.2 to 1.5, CHICAGO JUSTICE remained at 1.0, and SHADES OF BLUE was up 0.1 to 0.8.

LUCIFER returns to FOX tonight for a brief run after a long hiatus, having decided to hold the final episodes shot for this season until the fall.  In addition, NBC has the season finale of bubble show TAKEN.  

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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 30.SUN

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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.