July 18, 2016



A largely steady night.

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 2016 Jul SUN.17

ABC:  CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD and MATCH GAME remained at last week’s 1.5/1.2, while THE $100,000 PYRAMID slipped 0.1 to 1.4.  The night started with a rerun FAMILY FEUD at 0.8.

CBS:  A much-hyped 60 MINUTES featuring the first Trump/Pence joint interview gained no ground at 0.8.  BIG BROTHER was up 0.1 to 1.8, then 0.4/0.3 reruns rounded out the night.

NBC:  After a 0.7 DATELINE and a 0.4 HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT rerun, what appears to have been an AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR clip show was at 0.8.

FOX:  Comedy reruns, topped by 0.7 for FAMILY GUY.

The 10PM hour tonight through Thursday will be given over to the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION.  On cable, Syfy has the season finale of 12 MONKEYS.

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

Fast Track 2016 Jul SUN.17

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.