May 18, 2018



GREY’S ANATOMY still has it.

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 May 17.THU

ABC:  The 14th season finale of GREY’S ANATOMY was steady with last week at 1.9, and down just 0.1 from the 2017 finale.  STATION 19 ended its first season up 0.1 to 1.0.  WHAT WOULD YOU DO returned at 0.6.

CBS:  After reruns at 1.0/1.1, the 1-hour season finale of LIFE IN PIECES was 1.0/0.9, down a bit from last year’s 1.1 (also the rating of the last new episode 2 weeks ago).  The SWAT season finale was up 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  GOTHAM’s season finale was down 0.1 from last week to 0.6, which was down more significantly from last year’s 1.0/0.9 (on a post-season Monday).  SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO held at 0.6.

CW:  The SUPERNATURAL season finale was up 0.1 from last week to 0.5 (down 0.1 from 2017), and the ARROW season finale gained 0.2 from last week to 0.5 (down 0.1 from the 2017 finale, on a Wednesday).

NBC:  An AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR special was at 0.8.  The night started with an ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES rerun at 0.8.

The 7-year fairy tale of ONCE UPON A TIME comes to a close tonight, and other season finales include HAWAII 5-0, BLINDSPOT and AGENTS OF SHIELD.

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

Fast Track 2018 May 17.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.