August 17, 2015



Neither of last night’s special events were particularly special.

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.16 Aug

FOX:  The TEEN CHOICE AWARDS were steady with last year’s 0.8.

NBC:  The concert special ED SHEERAN: LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM managed just the same 0.5 that the HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT rerun that preceded it had scored.  An AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rerun followed with 1.0.

CBS:  The PGA TOURNAMENT ran half an hour into primetime, which means adjustments for the night’s primetime line-up, particularly for 60 MINUTES.  At the moment, BIG BROTHER is down 0.2 to 2.0, with reruns afterward at 0.6-0.7.

ABC:  After an 0.8 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS rerun, both of the night’s original shows were modestly up:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE by 0.1 to 1.3, and SAVE MY LIFE by 0.1 to 0.7.

Tonight’s cable features the midseason finale of THE FOSTERS on ABCFamily.

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.16 Aug

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.