May 13, 2016



None of the season finales set their line-ups on fire.

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 2016 May THU.12

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY season finale was up 0.3 from last week, but down 0.2 from last year’s finale.  Similarly, 2 BROKE GIRLS gained 0.1 from last week, but was down 0.3 from 2015 (that finale aired on a Monday).  Elsewhere on the night, THE ODD COUPLE held at 1.6, MOM (with a non-finale episode) had a 0.3 boost to 1.8, and RUSH HOUR was up 0.1 to 0.9.

ABC:  The SCANDAL season finale was up 0.3 from last week to 1.8, but that was down half a point from 2015.  GREY’S ANATOMY climbed 0.1 to 2.1, and the newly-renewed THE CATCH remained at 0.9.

NBC:  STRONG and THE BLACKLIST were each up 0.1, respectively to 0.7/1.3.  GAME OF SILENCE was steady at 0.7.

FOX:  BONES lost 0.1 to 0.8, and AMERICAN GRIT held at 0.6.

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and THE 100 repeated last week’s 0.6/0.4.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE AMAZING RACE wrap up their seasons tonight.

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

Fast Track 2016 May THU.12

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.