October 18, 2014



ABC:  Last week, CRISTELA premiered 0.1 higher than its lead-in LAST MAN STANDING; this week, LAST MAN rose 0.1 (to 1.3) and CRISTELA declined 0.1 (to 1.2), but they’re still looking like a very compatible pair, albeit not at high numbers.  SHARK TANK as usual led everything on the networks Friday night, down 0.1 to 1.9, and 20/20 was also down 0.1 to 1.1.

CBS:  THE AMAZING RACE took a 0.3 jump to 1.4.  Both HAWAII 5-0 and BLUE BLOODS were steady at 1.2.

NBC:  After an hour of sitcom reruns (0.7/0.6), DATELINE rose 0.1 to 1.2.

FOX:  UTOPIA remained at 0.7, followed by a GOTHAM rerun at 0.4.

CW:  After 0.3 for a JANE THE VIRGIN rerun, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL fell 0.1 to 0.3.

Apart from COLLEGE FOOTBALL on NBC, Saturday primetime offers nothing but reruns.  Sunday features all the networks in regular line-up mode, although FOX should get a boost from its annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode of THE SIMPSONS.  On cable, WGN America has the season finale of MANHATTAN.

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).

Demo Profile 2014 FRI Oct 17

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Monday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this night.


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.