November 2, 2015



Sports owned the night.

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.

Demo Profile 2015 Nov SUN.01

FOX:  The WORLD SERIES didn’t reach the promised land (for FOX) of Games 6 or 7.  However, what turned out to be the final Game 5 was, at 4.8, well above the 3.3 for 2014’s Game 5.

NBC:  A battle of unbeaten teams (Denver vs Green Bay) helped SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL up 0.3 from last week’s preliminary number to 7.2. 

ABC:  After AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS and ONCE UPON A TIME each slipped 0.1, respectively to 1.0 and 1.5, and BLOOD & OIL remained at 0.8, QUANTICO took a 0.3 hit to a series low 1.2.  Was it because of the baseball competition added to weekly football, or is the show starting to fade?  We’ll find out next week.

CBS:  NFL overruns pushed the schedule in several cities, so the preliminary numbers will face adjustment.  For now, 60 MINUTES,MADAM SECRETARY and THE GOOD WIFE are all down 0.2, respectively to 1.3, 1.1 and 0.9.  CSI: CYBER is holding at 0.8.

ABC airs its annual COUNTDOWN TO THE CMAS special at 10PM tonight, ahead of Wednesday’s awards show.  On cable, TNT follows the season premiere of MAJOR CRIMES with what is promised to be a thoroughly revamped version of last year’s mediocre LEGENDS.


COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Daily 3way 2015 Nov SUN.01

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday 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.