April 21, 2017


Another dull night for the networks.

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 Apr 20.THU


NBC:  THE BLACKLIST returned from hiatus with back-to-back episodes at 0.9/0.8, steady with where it had been.  The night started with SUPERSTORE up 0.1 from its last airing 2 weeks ago to 0.9, and POWERLESS stable at 0.6.

ABC:  SCANDAL held at 1.3 despite a much lower lead-in (a rerun at 0.6 compared to last week’s GREY’S ANATOMY at 1.8).  THE CATCH fell 0.1 to 0.6.

CBS:  After 1.3/1.0 sitcom reruns, back-to-back episodes of THE AMAZING RACE were at 0.9/0.8, consistent with last week’s 0.8 at 10PM.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR rose 0.1 to 1.0, and KICKING AND SCREAMING was also up 0.1 to 0.6.

CW:  After a 0.2 SUPERNATURAL rerun, the special H121: FIGHT FOR THE CROWN was at 0.2.


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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 20.THU

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




About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."