April 6, 2017



Another unhappy night for network TV.

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 Apr 05.WED

FOX:  After SHOTS FIRED dropped 0.1 to 0.9, EMPIRE fell 0.2 to a new series low 2.2.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS dropped 0.2 to 1.5, and SPEECHLESS was down 0.1 to 1.3.  MODERN FAMILY fell 0.3 to a new series low 1.8, and BLACK-ISH was down 0.2 to 1.3.  DESIGNATED SURVIVOR was steady at 1.1.

NBC:  BLINDSPOT (0.9) and SVU (1.1) stayed where they were, and CHICAGO PD resisted the tide by rising 0.1 to 1.3.

CBS:  SURVIVOR lost 0.1 to 1.7, CRIMINAL MINDS remained at 1.2, and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS was down 0.1 to 0.8. 

CW:  Reruns, all at 0.3.

Tonight, the already-renewed COLONY ends its 2d season on USA.

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

Fast Track 2017 Apr 05.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.