September 15, 2014



Now that NFL football has returned to Sundays, the weekly ratings for NBC, FOX and CBS will be subject to more than the usual amount of adjustments, and we won’t know exactly where those networks stand until final ratings are released on Tuesday morning.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 SUN Sep 14

NBC:  Preliminary numbers for NFL SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL have the game at 9.0, up a full point from last week’s early number.

ABC:  The MISS AMERICA PAGEANT fell 0.4 from last year’s installment to 1.5.  It was preceded by a COUNTDOWN TO MISS AMERICA special that was down 0.3 from last year’s equivalent to 0.6.

CBS:  Currently, the 2-hour UNFORGETTABLE season finale is at 1.1/1.0, but the show started 50 minutes late on the east coast, so that number will change.  It was preceded by a preliminary 2.2 for BIG BROTHER.

FOX:  Reruns, except for a pair of AMERICAN DAD episodes at 1.3/1.3.

DANCING WITH THE STARS airs its season premiere tonight, while AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and MASTERCHEF have their finales.


Demo Profile 2014 SUN Sep 14

The chart above goes beyond the adult 18-49 rating, adding other key advertiser sales demographics (adult 18-34 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares), and total viewership (ages 2 or more expressed in thousands of people).

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.