June 1, 2016



MAYA & MARTY was helped by a strong lead-in.

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.31


NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT remains a cornerstone of summer network TV, with a 2.5 season premiere that was just 0.1 off the pace of its 2015 debut.  That gave MAYA & MARTY a solid lead-in for a 1.5 premiere, a very good number for a summer 10PM series, but the fact that the rating slipped from 1.8 in the first half-hour to 1.3 in the second indicates that viewer enthusiasm was soft.

ABC:  500 QUESTIONS was up 0.2 from Friday’s airing at 0.9, and was followed by 0.7 reruns.

CBS:  After 0.9/1.0 reruns, PERSON OF INTEREST rose 0.1 from last Tuesday to 1.0.

FOX:  HOTEL HELL and COUPLED held at last week’s 0.8/0.5.

CW:  CONTAINMENT, airing after a 0.4 rerun of THE FLASH, fell 0.1 to 0.4.

AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, THE NIGHT SHIFT and MASTERCHEF return to the summer line-ups tonight, and 500 QUESTIONS finishes its limited run.

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.31

Come back Thursday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Tuesday cable programs, a day later than normal due to the Memorial Day holiday.


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."