August 29, 2015



There wasn’t much of interest in Friday’s preliminary ratings, and what little there was will be adjusted on Monday due to NFL PRESEASON preemptions for ABC in Nashville (the Tennessee vs. Kansas City game), CW in Charlotte (New England vs. Carolina) and CBS (respective local simulcasts in Boston and Kansas City).

The NFL dominated the preliminaries as well, as CBS aired the Detroit vs. Jacksonville game with a 1.4 rating.  The only original show on a non-preempted network was NBC’s DATELINE, down 0.2 to 0.8.  We’ll look again at the Friday numbers when finals come in after the weekend.

A final meal is served tonight for HANNIBAL, which completes its unlikely 3-year run on NBC.

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 2015 FRI.28 Aug

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Monday 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.