May 25, 2015



Hardly anyone was interested in network TV on the Sunday of holiday weekend.

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 2015 SUN.24 May

FOX:  The highest rated show of the night by far was the NASCAR COCA-COLA 600 race, which was down 0.1 from last year’s preliminary number to 1.4.  (Last year’s race adjusted up 0.1 in final numbers.)

CBS:  The series finale of BATTLE CREEK stayed at 0.6, following 3 hours of reruns.  About the best that could be said was that it was up 0.2 from the MADAM SECRETARY rerun that preceded it.

NBC:  After a 2-hour DATELINE rerun at 0.7, AD: THE BIBLE CONTINUES fell 0.1 to 0.7, and AMERICAN ODYSSEY remained at last week’s series low 0.4.

ABC:  A night of reruns at 0.5-0.6.

NBC introduces its summer Mondays tonight with AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and the new THE ISLAND, and ABC has THE BACHELORETTE after another hour of 500 QUESTIONS.  Otherwise, it’s a night of reruns.  On cable, History premieres its 10-hour miniseries TEXAS RISING, and Lifetime airs GRACE OF MONACO, which was produced for a theatrical run but never quite got there.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 SUN.24 May

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Wednesday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, a day later than usual due to Memorial Day delays.


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.