April 6, 2016



Clip shows didn’t excite anyone.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Apr TUE.05

FOX:  The farewell to AMERICAN IDOL began with a 90-minute clip special, which was mild at 1.4.  It was followed by an out-of-timeslot BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, which had the same 0.9 score as last week despite a lead-in that was almost triple last week’s rerun of GRANDFATHERED.

NBC:  THE VOICE aired a clip show too, and viewers weren’t caught unaware, as the show fell 1.1 from last week’s regular episode to 1.3.  That damaged its lead-out CHICAGO MED, down 0.3 to 1.5, and CHICAGO FIRE was down 0.1 to 1.6.

ABC:  FRESH OFF THE BOAT was down 0.1 to 1.1, and THE REAL O’NEALS was steady at 1.0.  AGENTS OF SHIELD isn’t getting any mileage from the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA movie, down 0.1 to 0.9.  BEYOND THE TANK held at 0.5.

CBS:  The ancient NCIS took the night with 2.0, steady with its last new episode 2 weeks ago.  Compared to the same night, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was down 0.1 to 1.7, and LIMITLESS lost 0.2 to 1.1.

CW:  After a 0.4 THE FLASH rerun, IZOMBIE was down 0.1 to 0.4.

AMERICAN IDOL continues its exit tonight.  The other networks are all new, except that only HEARTBEAT is original on NBC.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Apr TUE.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.