May 4, 2016



Fans weren’t lining up for the return of PERSON OF INTEREST.

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 TUE.03

CBS:  NCIS started the night steady with its last new episode at 1.9, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was up 0.2 to 1.8.  PERSON OF INTEREST began its final season at 1.2, 0.1 above last week’s LIMITLESS season finale and last year’s PERSON season finale (which was a series low), but 0.2 below the rating from the pre-finale week.

NBC:  THE VOICE plunged 0.4 to a new series low 1.6.  CHICAGO MED and CHICAGO FIRE were dented by that low lead-in, respectively down 0.3 to 1.5 and down 0.1 to 1.6.

ABC:  FRESH OFF THE BOAT fell 0.2 to 1.1, and THE REAL O’NEALS held at 1.0.  AGENTS OF SHIELD dropped 0.1 to 0.9, while BEYOND THE TANK stayed at 0.5.

FOX:  Another twofer night for NEW GIRL with the 8PM episode steady at 1.0 and the 9PM half-hour up 0.1 to 0.9.  GRANDFATHERED gained 0.1 to 0.7, but THE GRINDER was down 0.1 to 0.5.

CW:  THE FLASH was 0.1 slower at 1.2, and CONTAINMENT remained at 0.5.

All the networks have new line-ups tonight.  On cable, MARON returns to IFC with back-to-back episodes.

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

Fast Track 2016 May TUE.03

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.