April 5, 2017

The Sked: Tuesday Ratings 4.4.2017


PRISON BREAK returned solidly from parole.

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 Apr 04.TUE

FOX:  The season (?) finale of NEW GIRL was steady at 0.9, and THE MICK dropped 0.1 to 0.8.  The premiere of the rebooted PRISON BREAK arrived at 1.5, a very decent number these days if the show can hold there.

CW:  The season finale of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW gained 0.1 to 0.6, despite airing without a lead-in from THE FLASH.  The season premiere of IZOMBIE was down 0.1 from last year’s finale to 0.4, but next week it will have the benefit of that FLASH lead-in.

ABC:  None of the line-up aired last week.  THE MIDDLE was down 0.3 from its last new episode 3 weeks ago to 1.3, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was down 0.2 to 1.2, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT held at 1.1.  The timeslot premiere of IMAGINARY MARY was at 0.9, up 0.1 from the season finale of THE REAL O’NEALS.  AGENTS OF SHIELD aired for the first time since February, and was up 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  THE VOICE dropped 0.2 to 1.9, TRIAL & ERROR was at 0.9/0.7 compared to last week’s 1.0/0.8, and CHICAGO FIRE fell 0.1 to 1.3.

CBS:  NCIS lost 0.1 to 1.5, BULL stayed at 1.3, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was down 0.1 to 1.0.

Tonight is marked by cable comedy, as ARCHER returns to FXX and BROCKMIRE (already renewed for Season 2) arrives on IFC.

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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 04.TUE

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.





About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."