April 20, 2018



SCANDAL had a solid exit.

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 19.THU


ABC:  The series finale of SCANDAL rose 0.4 to 1.3, although that was up only 0.1 from the 2017 season finale.  Prior to that, GREY’S ANATOMY slipped 0.1 to 1.6, and STATION 19 was up 0.1 to 1.1.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY (2.4), YOUNG SHELDON (1.9), MOM (1.4) and SWAT (0.9) were all steady, while on-the-bubble LIFE IN PIECES was down 0.1 to 1.0.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE dropped 0.1 to 0.8, and AP BIO held at 0.6.  After a WILL & GRACE rerun at 0.4, CHAMPIONS remained at 0.4, and CHICAGO FIRE stayed at 1.0.

FOX:  Both GOTHAM (0.6) and SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.6) were down 0.1.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL climbed 0.1 to 0.6, and ARROW was steady at 0.4, however the network was pre-empted for baseball in NY, so these numbers may shift this afternoon.

Tonight’s notable season finale is CW’s JANE THE VIRGIN.


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

Fast Track 2018 Apr 19.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




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.