December 8, 2014

The Sked: SUNDAY Ratings 12.7.2014


Another sleepy Sunday for shows that didn’t have NFL help.

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 2014 Sun Dec 07

FOX:  The network had the late national NFL game, and consequently THE SIMPSONS rose to a preliminary 2.8, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was up 0.7 to 2.1, the first new FAMILY GUY in some time was at 2.2, and BOB’S BURGERS increased by 0.6 to 1.6.

CBS:  Football overtime pushed the schedule by over 15 minutes in much of the country, which will lead to adjustment when final numbers are released tomorrow.  For now, 60 MINUTES is at 1.7, an I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL is at 1.4, THE MENTALIST is at 1.1, and CSI is at 1.2.  (If that MENTALIST number holds, it will be down a big 0.5 from last week’s season premiere.)

ABC:  ONCE UPON A TIME lost 0.1 to 2.0, but RESURRECTION climbed 0.1 to 1.0 and REVENGE increased 0.2 to 1.2.  The night started with AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS up 0.1 to 1.3.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is currently at 6.1, up 0.2 from last week’s early number.

ABC’s non-DANCING WITH THE STARS show tonight is THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT.  FOX is in reruns, but NBC’s STATE OF AFFAIRS will have to deal with fresh competition on both ABC and CBS. On cable, ABCFamily features special Christmas episodes of its hiatusing series.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2014 Sun Dec 07

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.