January 27, 2015



NOTE TO READERS:  Part of SHOWBUZZDAILY will be at the Sundance Film Festival starting later today.  That means that our ratings posts will largely be charts without text for the rest of the week, and also that we may not be able to quickly respond to individual requests in the Comments.  (On the other hand, Sundance reviews!)

On a night that may see adjustments due to weather-related news preemptions, there wasn’t a lot of movement in the initial numbers.

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 26 Jan

FOX:  GOTHAM lost 0.1 to 2.1, while SLEEPY HOLLOW gained the same to 1.4.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR rose 0.1 to 2.2, followed by 0.9 for a CASTLE rerun.

NBC:  CELEBRITY APPRENTICE and STATE OF AFFAIRS each lost 0.1, to 1.8 and 1.0 respectively.

CW:  Both THE ORIGINALS and JANE THE VIRGIN were up 0.1, respectively to 0.7 and 0.6.

CBS:  Only the SUPER BOWL GREATEST COMMERCIALS special was new, up 0.2 from last year’s special to 2.1.  It was followed by reruns at 1.4/1.0.

Tonight’s network schedule is a patchwork, with only CW offering an all-new line-up.  AGENT CARTER, PARKS & RECREATION and MASTERCHEF JR are among the new airings, with CBS continuing to burn off its CSI episodes with a run in the PERSON OF INTEREST slot.

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 26 Jan

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.