May 4, 2018



Some recoveries from last week’s lows.

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 03.THU

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY bounced back with a 0.3 rise to 2.3.  YOUNG SHELDON (1.9), MOM (1.4), and LIFE IN PIECES (1.1) were each up 0.1.  SWAT held at 0.8.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY gained 0.1 to 1.6, STATION 19 climbed 0.2 to 1.1, and QUANTICO stayed at 0.5.

NBC:  On a season finale night, SUPERSTORE (0.8) and AP BIO (0.6) each gained 0.1, and after 0.4 for a WILL & GRACE rerun, CHAMPIONS remained at 0.4.  CHICAGO FIRE was up 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  Returning from a week off, GOTHAM lost 0.1 to a series low 0.5, and SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO was steady at 0.6.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL dropped 0.1 to 0.4, and ARROW rose 0.1 to 0.4.

MACGYVER is tonight’s major season finale. 

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

Fast Track 2018 May 03.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.