October 4, 2015



ABC’s NOTRE DAME VS. CLEMSON game dominated FOX’s UCLA VS. ARIZONA STATE, a lopsided 2.4 vs. 0.5.  NBC gave the night to promoting the evening’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE season premiere, with the authorized documentary LIVE FROM NEW YORK at 0.6 and a rerun episode at 0.8.  (The SNL premiere was down 0.1 from last year’s in early numbers at 2.0.)  After 2 hours of 0.5/0.6 reruns, CBS had a 0.7 rating for 48 HOURS. 

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).

Demo Profile 2015 SAT.03 Oct

Sunday night is exceptionally busy, with season premieres for THE LEFTOVERS on HBO, HOMELAND and THE AFFAIR on Showtime, and THE GOOD WIFE, MADAM SECRETARY and CSI: CYBER on CBS, along with season finales for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD on AMC and THE STRAIN on FX.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back early Tuesday 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.