February 22, 2016



Both of the night’s special events did fairly well.

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 2016 Feb SUN.21

ABC:  The centerpiece of the night was a WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60 special, solid at 1.8.  It was preceded by 1.3 for AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (up 0.1 from last week), and followed by a SHARK TANK rerun (NOTE:  not a rerun as listed on the chart) at 0.8. 

NBC:  MUST-SEE TV: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO JAMES BURROWS may have been the first primetime TV special devoted to a sitcom director, and it held its own at 1.3.  The night began with DATELINE at 1.2, up 0.3 from last week’s 1-hour installment.

FOX:  After a 0.8 THE SIMPSONS rerun, BOB’S BURGERS, THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY were all up 0.1, respectively to 1.1, 1.4 and 1.3.  COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO LIFE and BORDERTOWN held at last week’s 0.8/0.7.

CBS:  60 MINUTES kicked things off down 0.1 to 1.1.  MADAM SECRETARY (1.2), THE GOOD WIFE (1.0) and CSI: CYBER (0.9) were all steady.

There are season finales tonight for FOX’s THE X FILES and NBC’s SUPERSTORE and TELENOVELA.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Feb SUN.21

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.