April 29, 2016



May sweeps didn’t arrive with fireworks.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Apr THU.28

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY fell 0.1 from last week to 1.9, tying its series low.  SCANDAL and THE CATCH, however, were each up 0.1, respectively to 1.6 and 1.0.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY dominated the night (at least until we have the NBA DRAFT ratings), up 0.1 to 3.3.  THE ODD COUPLE was also up 0.1 to 1.8, MOM held at 1.8, and 2 BROKE GIRLS slipped 0.1 to 1.6.  RUSH HOUR fell 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  STRONG was down 0.1 to a new low 0.7.  THE BLACKLIST fell 0.1 to 1.2, and GAME OF SILENCE stayed at 0.7.

FOX:  BONES lost 0.1 to 0.8, and AMERICAN GRIT remained at 0.7.

CW:  Both LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (0.7) and THE 100 (0.5) gained 0.1 from last week.

Apart from reality show reruns at 8PM on ABC and FOX, all the networks are new tonight.  That includes the season finale of HELL’S KITCHEN on FOX.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Apr THU.28

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.