April 24, 2017



AMERICAN CRIME’s title is starting to describe its ratings.

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 23.SUN

ABC:  The highest-rated Sunday series on ABC was AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, up 0.3 to 1.0 from its last airing 2 weeks ago.  ONCE UPON A TIME rose 0.1 to 0.8, and MATCH GAME was up 0.1 to 0.7.  AMERICAN CRIME, though, fell 0.1 to a new low 0.3, which would make it a toss-up for renewal if it were a CW show.

CBS:  60 MINUTES started the night down 0.1 to 0.8, then NCIS: LA returned from a week off down 0.1 to 1.0, with MADAM SECRETARY down 0.1 to 0.7.  ELEMENTARY fell 0.1 from last week to 0.5.

NBC:  LITTLE BIG SHOTS returned from a rerun week down 0.1 to 1.2 (the 7PM rerun was at 0.5).  Then CHICAGO JUSTICE gained 0.1 to 1.0, and SHADES OF BLUE was steady at 0.7.

FOX:  The (almost) full line-up aired for the first time in 3 weeks.  After a 0.5 rerun of THE SIMPSONS, there were two episodes of BOB’S BURGERS AT 0.7/0.9; the 7:30PM episode was steady with the last original in that slot, and the 8PM ran even with the last new SIMPSONS.  MAKING HISTORY was steady at 0.6, and after a 0.8 FAMILY GUY rerun, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH was down 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX’s GOTHAM returns from a long hiatus tonight to precede the finale of APB.  On cable, A&E’s BATES MOTEL closes the shower curtain on its run.

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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 23.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.