November 9, 2015



FAMILY GUY is showing its age.

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.08

FOX:  BOB’S BURGERS and THE SIMPSONS are currently at 1.4/1.5, but both those numbers may be inflated by NFL overruns in local markets.  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH were steady at 1.2/1.0.  The scary number is the 1.1 for FAMILY GUY, suddenly very mortal.  The show is a cash cow for the 20th Century Fox studio (reruns typically cluster at the top of each day’s ratings chart), but its first-run days may be starting to dim.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, ONCE UPON A TIME and BLOOD & OIL all remained at their respective 1.0, 1.5 and 0.8.  QUANTICO upped 0.1 to 1.3.

CBS:  The network had the late national NFL game (which didn’t end until 7:36PM), so 60 MINUTES is currently at 3.1, MADAM SECRETARY at 1.4, THE GOOD WIFE at 1.1 and CSI: CYBER at 0.8. 

NBC:  The preliminary rating for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is 7.6, up 0.7 from last week’s early number.

After last week’s bumpy flight, we’ll find out tonight if SUPERGIRL is built for the long haul.

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.08

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.