November 23, 2015



The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS were a bit less melodic this year.

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 anslysis and comparisons follow the chart.

Fast Demo 2015 Nov SUN.22

ABC:  At 3.5, the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS were down 0.3 from last year’s edition.  The night started with AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, up 0.2 to 1.1.

NBC:  Whether because of the ABC competition or a less appealing game, SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL’s 5.6 was down 0.9 from last week’s early number (which was itself down 1.1 from the preliminary rating from 2 weeks ago).

CBS:  Without the late national NFL game as lead-in, 60 MINUTES dropped by more than half to 1.5.  MADAM SECRETARY lost 0.3 to 1.1, THE GOOD WIFE fell 0.2 to 0.9, and CSI: CYBER (which barely aired in primetime in most of the country last week) slipped 0.1 to 0.9.

FOX:  The NFL did its magic at FOX, where THE SIMPSONS (which aired a rerun last week) was up 0.8 from 2 weeks ago.  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE gained 0.4 to 1.7, FAMILY GUY was up 0.2 to 1.6, and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH ticked up to 1.3.

Fresh episodes from all the networks tonight.

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

Fast 3way 2015 Nov SUN.22

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."