November 15, 2015



Football beat politics.

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 Nov SAT.14

ABC:  The Oklahoma vs Baylor COLLEGE FOOTBALL game handily won the night at 1.7.

CBS:  The first broadcast network DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE of the election season was also the lowest rated debate thus far at 1.5.  It was preceded by a special 48 HOURS devoted to the Paris attacks at 1.0.

FOX:  More COLLEGE FOOTBALL, with Oregon vs. Stanford at 0.5.

NBC:  A 2-hour DATELINE was at 0.8, followed by a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE edited rerun at 0.6.

If INTO THE BADLANDS fails for AMC tonight, it won’t be able to blame its timeslot, airing as it does after THE WALKING DEAD.  In addition, E! launches Season 2 of its moderate hit THE ROYALS.

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.