June 2, 2017




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 Jun 01.THU

ABC:  Game 1 of the NBA FINALS had a preliminary 5.9 rating, down a slight 0.1 from 2016’s Game 1.  It should adjust up by more than a point in finals.

CBS:  The season finale of THE AMAZING RACE was up 0.1 from last week to 0.7, but that was down 0.3 from last year’s finale (an in-season airing on a Friday).  The night started with sitcom reruns dominated by the 1.0 for THE BIG BANG THEORY.

FOX:  BEAT SHAZAM, which aired against the pre-game programming on ABC, dropped 0.1 to 1.1, while LOVE CONNECTION, which aired against the game itself, fell 0.3 to 0.8.

NBC:  Procedural reruns at 0.5-0.6.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL reruns at 0.2/0.2.

Tonight’s primetime is made up of reruns and newsmagazines, except at CW. 

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

Fast Track 2017 Jun 01.THU

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Thursday cable programs. Final broadcast ratings for Thursday will be available Monday, the final delay related to Memorial 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.