December 15, 2015



Adele is a hit on TV, too.

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.

Fasts Demo 2015 Dec MON.14

NBC:  The first part of THE VOICE cycle finale was at 3.2, up 0.4 from the 2014 fall finale.  The ADELE LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY special did a superb job of holding its lead-in with 3.0.

ABC:  NOTE: ABC fast nationals are inflated by local broadcast pre-emption for NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL in New York (WABC).   Currently, THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT is at 1.3, and THE GREAT HOLIDAY BAKING SHOW is at 1.1, both of which are up from last week, but that may change this afternoon.

CBS:  NOTE:  Similarly, CBS fast nationals may be inflated somewhat by another MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL pre-emption, this time in Miami (WFOR).  Currently, SUPERGIRL is at 1.5, SCORPION is at 1.9 and NCIS: LA is at 1.4, which are either steady with or (in the case of SCORPION) above last week’s final numbers.

CW:  Following a 0.4 rerun of CBS’s VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW, the midseason finale of JANE THE VIRGIN–its 1st new episode in 3 weeks–was steady at 0.4.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.4.

NBC and CBS have fall finales tonight, while ABC is in holiday special mode and FOX/CW air reruns.  On cable, Syfy continues its new CHILDHOOD’S END and THE EXPANSE, and there are season (?) finales for MTV’s FINDING CARTER and WGNAmerica’s MANHATTAN.

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

Fasts 3way 2015 Dec MON.14

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.