March 27, 2017



AMERICAN CRIME is turning into a felony.

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 Mar 26.SUN

FOX:  The network aired back-to-back (-to-back, counting a 0.6 rerun at 7PM) episodes of BOB’S BURGERS, with the 7:30PM episode steady at 0.8 and the 8PM episode down 0.1 from last week’s THE SIMPSONS to 0.9.  The change had little effect on the rest of the line-up, as MAKING HISTORY (0.7) and FAMILY GUY (1.1) stayed where they were, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH was up 0.1 to 0.9.

ABC:  After a 1.0 rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (probably boosted by afternoon sports), ONCE UPON A TIME was up 0.1 to 0.9, and TIME AFTER TIME remained at 0.4.  AMERICAN CRIME, though, fell another 0.1 to a wretched 0.3.

NBC:  LITTLE BIG SHOTS rose 0.1 to 1.7 (after a 0.7 rerun), while CHICAGO JUSTICE (1.0) and SHADES OF BLUE (0.8) were steady.

CBS:  The preliminary numbers were again skewed by the late afternoon NCAA TOURNAMENT game, which ran into primetime.  For now, 60 MINUTES is at 2.7, NCIS: LA is at 1.6, MADAM SECRETARY is at 1.0, and ELEMENTARY is at 0.8.

CBS is trying out the on-the-bubble sitcom THE GREAT INDOORS in the 9:30PM slot tonight after a new SUPERIOR DONUTS; the rest of the line-up is reruns. 


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

Fast Track 2017 Mar 26.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.