April 9, 2018



A golf lead-in helped CBS.

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 2018 Apr 08.SUN

ABC:  AMERICAN IDOL continued to slide, down 0.1 from last Sunday to 1.5.  DECEPTION was also down 0.1 to 0.7.  The night started with 0.8 for a rerun of AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS.

CBS:  The final round of THE MASTERS boosted 60 MINUTES by 0.8 to 1.5, and INSTINCT by 0.3 to 0.9.  NCIS: LA (0.9) and MADAM SECRETARY (0.6) were each up 0.1.

NBC:  The line-up returned from last week’s preemption for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.  After a DATELINE at 0.6, LITTLE BIG SHOTS (0.9), GENIUS JR (0.7) and TIMELESS (0.6) were all steady with 2 weeks ago.

FOX:  After 0.4 for a rerun BOB’S BURGERS, the week’s new episode dipped 0.1 to 0.8, then THE SIMPSONS held at 0.9, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE lost 0.1 to 0.8, and both FAMILY GUY (0.9) and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (0.7) were steady.

Two shows end their seasons tonight:  CW’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on schedule, and Lifetime’s MARY KILLS PEOPLE more ignominiously, with all 3 of its remaining episodes burned off in a single night.

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

Fast Track 2018 Apr 08.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.