January 20, 2015



Depending on the network, comparisons are to episodes which did or didn’t compete with last week’s giant College Football Championship Game, making some look better than others.

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.

Demo Profile 2015 MON 19 Jan

CBS:  Last week’s only new show was MIKE & MOLLY, which had a strong lead-in from a BIG BANG THEORY rerun.  This week, behind a new 2 BROKE GIRLS, it was steady at 2.1.  The rest of the line-up last aired 2 weeks ago.  Compared to those airings, 2 BROKE GIRLS was down 0.2 to 2.2, SCORPION was also down 0.2 to 2.2 (and down a point from Sunday’s special post-football episode), and NCIS: LA was down half a point to 1.5.

FOX:  The network also stayed away from last week’s college football.  Compared to 2 weeks ago, GOTHAM and SLEEPY HOLLOW were each down 0.3, to a respective 2.2 and 1.3 (the latter was a new series low).

CW:  THE ORIGINALS and JANE THE VIRGIN both returned from their fall breaks, and both held their previous 0.6/0.5 ratings.

NBC:  Compared to last week’s episodes, which did go head-to-head with the big game, CELEBRITY APPRENTICE was up 0.1 to 1.8 and STATE OF AFFAIRS was up 0.4 to 1.1.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR and CASTLE also ran against last week’s game, and BACHELOR was up 0.3 to 2.1, with CASTLE up 0.1 to 1.4.

Aside from CW, all the networks will preempt their regular schedules at 9PM tonight for the STATE OF THE UNION address.  In the 8PM hour, all the networks are new except CBS.  On cable, JUSTIFIED begins its final season on FX.


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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 MON 19 Jan v2

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday-Monday cable ratings will be posted tomorrow (Wednesday) throughout the day.  Here’s a summary of the ratings delays the rest of this week.

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.