August 19, 2014



The new season gets underway!  (Sort of.)

Daily Comp 3way 2014 MON Aug 18

CW:  The network took a jump on the fall TV season by debuting the newest cycle of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL at 0.5.  That was 0.1 below last season’s premiere, which started even earlier (on August 2).  It wasn’t a good sign that Model came in below the new and rerun episodes of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY that preceded it at 0.6/0.7 (down 0.1 from last week for the new episode).

FOX:  MASTERCHEF was the top-rated show of the night, up 0.1 to 2.0.  MOTEL HELL rose 0.2 to 1.5.

ABC:  A down night, as BACHELOR IN PARADISE fell 0.2 to 1.3, and MISTRESSES shrank by 0.3 to 0.7.

NBC:  RUNNING WILD dropped 0.3 to 1.2.  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR was technically up half a point to 1.9, but last week was a clip show.

CBS:  UNDER THE DOME was steady at 1.5, after a quartet of 0.9-1.0 sitcom reruns.

ABC and NBC air their regular summer Tuesdays tonight, with reruns on the other networks.  On cable, MTV has the season finale of FINDING CARTER.


Demo Profile 2014 MON Aug 18

The chart above goes beyond the adult 18-49 rating, adding other key advertiser sales demographics (adult 18-34 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares), and total viewership (ages 2 or more expressed in thousands of people).

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

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.