May 31, 2017



A solid night for NBC.

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 30.TUE


NBC:  The season premiere of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT held the 2.6 from 2016’s premiere, a real accomplishment these days.  The premiere of WORLD OF DANCE was very compatible at 2.4, a much higher number than the 1.5 for last year’s MAYA & MARTY premiere that followed AGT.

FOX:  The season finale of PRISON BREAK rose 0.2 from last week to 0.9.  The night began with a 0.5 LETHAL WEAPON rerun.

ABC:  DOWNWARD DOG, airing for the first time without strong company from a season finale (MODERN FAMILY and then DANCING WITH THE STARS) slumped by 0.3 to 0.7.  After a pair of 0.6 sitcom reruns, IMAGINARY MARY dropped 0.2 to 0.6, and two more 0.4 sitcom reruns filled the 10PM hour.

CW:  IZOMBIE stayed at last week’s 0.3, which was sort of impressive given that its lead-in plummeted from last week’s 1.1 for the season finale of THE FLASH to last night’s 0.2 for a FLASH rerun.

CBS:  After a pair of 0.8 procedurals, 48 HOURS: NCIS slipped 0.1 to 0.5.

Summer launches continue tonight, with the long-awaited return of NBC’s THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, MASTERCHEF and THE F WORD on FOX, and BIG STAR LITTLE STAR on USA.


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

Fast Track 2017 May 30.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this Thursday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top Tuesday cable programs from this day, later than normal due to Memorial 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.