April 19, 2018



The on-the-bubble CRIMINAL MINDS finale didn’t do much to help the show’s case.

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 2018 Apr 18.WED

CBS:  After a steady 1.6 for SURVIVOR, the 2-hour season finale of CRIMINAL MINDS held at last week’s 0.9, which was down a big 0.7 from the 2017 finale.

CW:  The first new episode of RIVERDALE in 3 weeks (and a musical episode) gained 0.1 to 0.4.  The season premiere of THE ORIGINALS was up 0.1 from the 2017 premiere (on a Friday) to 0.4.

ABC:  Note that the chart inaccurately has THE GOLDBERGS as an original, but it was actually a rerun, joining the night’s other sitcom reruns at 0.7-0.8.  The exception was a new ALEX INC, down 0.3 from last week to a new low 0.6.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR remained at 0.6.

NBC:  A special Wednesday THE VOICE was at 1.4.  SVU perked up by 0.3 to 1.4, and CHICAGO PD was up 0.1 to 1.2.

FOX:  EMPIRE dropped 0.2 to 1.7, and STAR was steady at 1.3.

Tonight’s TV event is the series finale of Shonda Rhimes’s SCANDAL.

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

Fast Track 2018 Apr 18.WED

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.