November 16, 2015



A better lead-in didn’t do anything for QUANTICO.

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.

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ABC:  After 0.9 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (down 0.1 from last week), the network aired 2 hours of ONCE UPON A TIME, which was steady at 1.6 in both hours.  That doubled the lead-in QUANTICO got from last week’s BLOOD & OIL, but the serialized series didn’t budge, remaining at last week’s 1.3.  (The show did have a 0.1 bump in its first half hour.)

FOX:  BOB’S BURGERS didn’t get the NFL overrun that pushed it last week and fell 0.4 to 1.0.  Then THE SIMPSONS was a 1.2 rerun, but the rest of the line-up was up anyway:  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE by 0.1 to 1.3, FAMILY GUY by 0.2 to 1.4, and LAST MAN ON EARTH by 0.2 to 1.2.

CBS:  The late national NFL game pushed the entire schedule, which included edging CSI: CYBER virtually out of primetime.  Currently 60 MINUTES is at 3.2, MADAM SECRETARY is at 1.3, and THE GOOD WIFE is at 1.1. 

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is at 6.5, down a big 1.1 from the preliminary number for last week’s game.

CBS had to reshuffle the originally scheduled episodes of both SUPERGIRL and NCIS: LA tonight due to plotlines that unintentionally echoed the attacks in Paris.  The advantage of airing procedurals, of course, is that such changes can be made without much difficulty. 


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

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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 Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."