May 11, 2017



EMPIRE breathed a small sigh of relief.

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 May 10.WED

FOX:  EMPIRE changed direction from its downward trajectory with a 0.2 bump to 2.1.  The night started with SHOTS FIRED steady at 0.8.

ABC:  Another stale night for the sitcoms, as THE GOLDBERGS dropped 0.1 to 1.3, SPEECHLESS fell 0.2 to 1.0, and the just-renewed MODERN FAMILY was down 0.2 to 1.5, series lows for all.  The season finale of BLACK-ISH rose 0.1 to 1.3, and DESIGNATED SURVIVOR was up 0.1 to 1.0.

CBS:  After SURVIVOR slipped 0.1 to 1.7, the CRIMINAL MINDS season wrapped up at 1.5, which was steady with last week and down 0.3 from the 2016 finale.  CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS was down 0.1 to 0.8.

NBC:  The just-renewed BLINDSPOT fell 0.1 to 0.8, SVU was up 0.1 to 1.1, and CHICAGO PD stayed at 1.2.

CW:  ARROW climbed 0.1 to 0.6, and THE 100 remained at 0.3.

There’s a full boat of season finales tonight:  THE BIG BANG THEORY, MOM and LIFE IN PIECES on CBS, CHICAGO MED on NBC, THE CATCH on ABC, and CW’s RIVERDALE.

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

Fast Track 2017 May 10.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.