August 26, 2014



Maybe airing the Emmys on a Monday wasn’t such a great idea.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 MON Aug 25

NBC:  THE EMMY AWARDS, airing on a weeknight for the first time in decades, fell 0.5 from last year in preliminary numbers to 3.8.  (It’s currently down 1.1 from last year’s final numbers, but this year’s show should go up as well in afternoon ratings.)

FOX:  The network’s reality shows weren’t hurt at all by the stronger competition on NBC, as MASTERCHEF held at 2.0 and MOTEL HELL gained 0.1 to 1.6.

ABC:  Similarly, BACHELOR IN PARADISE was steady at 1.3, and MISTRESSES grew 0.1 to 0.9.

CBS:  UNDER THE DOME slipped 0.1 to a new series low 1.4, not the right direction as the show approaches its season finale.  The night’s sitcom reruns were led by MIKE & MOLLY at 1.1.

CW:  Everything was at 0.4, which included the 2d episode of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, holding with last week’s number.

ABC has a special Bachelor in Paradise tonight, and CW airs a MAROON 5 ALBUM RELEASE PARTY.  Cable features season finales for PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, TYRANT and COVERT AFFAIRS.


Demo Profile 2014 MON Aug 25

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.