May 3, 2017



A bad night for sitcoms.

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 May 02.TUE

ABC:  The full Tuesday line-up returned after a week off, and THE MIDDLE dropped 0.2 to a new series low 1.1.  AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.2) and FRESH OFF THE BOAT (1.0) were steady, but IMAGINARY MARY, even with a stronger lead-in, fell 0.1 from last week to 0.7.  AGENTS OF SHIELD held at 0.7.

NBC:  THE VOICE was down 0.2 to 1.6, and then GREAT NEWS collapsed, with its pair of episodes at 0.8/0.6 compared to last week’s premiere 1.2/1.0.  CHICAGO FIRE slipped 0.1 to 1.2.

FOX:  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was down 0.1 to 0.6, and the season finale of THE MICK fell 0.2 to 0.7.  PRISON BREAK remained at 0.9.

CBS:  The only good news of the night was that NCIS (1.4) and BULL (1.2) were up 0.1 from their last airings 2 weeks ago.  NCIS: LA was down 0.1 to 1.0.

CW:  THE FLASH (1.0) and IZOMBIE (0.3) were stable.

OWN’s GREENLEAF reaches its midseason finale tonight.

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

Fast Track 2017 May 02.TUE

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.