November 30, 2015


A week off didn’t work out well for the ABC line-up.


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 SUN.29

ABC:  After missing a week for the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, ONCE UPON A TIME returned to a new series low, down 0.3 from 2 weeks ago to 1.3.  QUANTICO fell 0.1 to 1.2.  (BLOOD & OIL, however, which hadn’t aired since November 8, was up 0.1 to 0.9.)  The night started with 1.0 (down 0.1 from last week) for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS.

CBS:  The late afternoon NFL game pushed the line-up by an hour in most of the country, meaning that CSI: CYBER didn’t air in primetime.  The shows that did air are subject to adjustment, but currently 60 MINUTES is at 2.5, MADAM SECRETARY is at 1.2 and THE GOOD WIFE is at 0.9.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL has a preliminary 7.8, up a big 2.2 from last week’s early number.

FOX:  After 0.4 for a BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE special, the network aired reruns, topped by 1.0 for THE SIMPSONS.

Tonight NBC unusually airs back-to-back “preview” episodes of its January sitcom SUPERSTORE, in order to give it a shot at the post-VOICE audience, since that show will be in hiatus when the run actually begins.  (The network will do the same thing next week for TELENOVELA.)  FOX has the fall finale of GOTHAM and what will almost certainly be the series finale of MINORITY REPORT, CW has the fall finale of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and ABC precedes the annual run of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS with the commemorative special IT’S YOUR 50TH CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN.

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

Fasts 3way 2015 Nov SUN.29

CABLE RATINGS: Come back early Wednesday for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, later than normal because of the ratings delays caused by Thanksgiving weekend.

While you are waiting for the cable numbers to resume, check out the new Audience Maps for all the fall broadcast shows.


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.