May 6, 2016




THE BIG BANG THEORY, not so big.

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.05

CBS:  On a night when no other show moved by more than a tenth, THE BIG BANG THEORY took a half-point plunge from last week to 2.9, the first time the show has dipped below a 3 since the 2007-08 season.  THE ODD COUPLE and MOM were each down a more manageable 0.1 to 1.6, while 2 BROKE GIRLS and RUSH HOUR held at last week’s 1.6/0.9.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY remained at 2.0, and SCANDAL and THE CATCH were each down 0.1, respectively to 1.5 and 0.9.

NBC:  STRONG dropped 0.1 to 0.6, THE BLACKLIST stayed at 1.2, and GAME OF SILENCE rose 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  It was up 0.1 for BONES (0.9) and down 0.1 for AMERICAN GRIT (0.6).

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW lost 0.1 to 0.6, and THE 100 was stable at 0.4.

NBC shakes things up tonight with an ADELE LIVE IN NEW YORK special, and FOX preempts its line-up for a run of the movie THINK LIKE A MAN.

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.05

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.