September 2, 2014



Like the movie box office, the summer TV season is ending with a whimper.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 MON Sep 1

CBS:  The network will have to hope that there’s more audience interest in its new shows than the 0.8 rating for its CBS FALL PREVIEW infomercial suggests.  After that, the increasingly nutso UNDER THE DOME fell 0.2 to a new series low 1.2.

ABC:  The season 2 finale of MISTRESSES was down 0.2 from last week (and down an ugly 0.6 from last season’s finale) to 0.8.  Prior to that, BACHELOR IN PARADISE fell 0.1 to 1.2.

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rose 0.1 to 1.9, after RUNNING WILD fell 0.2 to 0.9.

FOX:  MASTER CHEF dropped 0.1 to 1.9, and MOTEL HELL fell 0.2 to 1.4.

CW:  Everything the network aired last night was at 0.4, including the new episode of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, steady with last week.

Tonight, ABC puts a STORY OF FROZEN special on at 8PM.  ABC and NBC are the only networks with fresh programming tonight.


Demo Profile 2014 MON Sep 1

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 Friday cable programs. Sunday cable ratings will be posted tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

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.