April 17, 2017



An aptly-titled music special provided the night’s strongest sign of life.

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 16.SUN

CBS:  This season’s Grammy tribute special STAYIN ALIVE was dedicated to the Bee Gees, and at 1.2 it was considerably stronger than the December 2015 SINATRA 100 entry at 0.8.  The night started with 60 MINUTES down 0.7 from last week’s MASTERS-boosted episode, and ended with ELEMENTARY at 0.6, down 0.2 from its last airing 3 weeks ago.

ABC:  After a 0.6 INSIDE DISNEY NATURE special, ONCE UPON A TIME held at 0.7, MATCH GAME lost 0.1 to 0.6, and AMERICAN CRIME remained at 0.4.

NBC:  CHICAGO JUSTICE fell 0.1 to 0.9, and SHADES OF BLUE stayed at 0.7.  The night started with a pair of LITTLE BIG SHOTS reruns at 0.6/0.8.

FOX:  An all-rerun night led by 0.6s for THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY.

A pair of bubble shows, CBS’s 2 BROKE GIRLS and FOX’s 24: LEGACY, air their season (and possibly series) finales tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 16.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.