January 15, 2016



SHADES OF BLUE went quite a bit darker last night.

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 Jan THU.14

NBC:  The essentially canceled HEROES REBORN (a “limited series” the network says won’t be coming back) was steady at 1.0.  THE BLACKLIST slipped 0.1 to 1.5.  The night’s bad news was the half-point slump for SHADES OF BLUE, which won its hour against negligible competition, but fell to an unremarkable 1.3, switching from beating its lead-in to falling behind it. 

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY, LIFE IN PIECES, MOM and ELEMENTARY were each down 0.1, respectively to 3.7, 2.0, 1.7 and 1.1.  The hit was harder for ANGEL FROM HELL, down 0.3 in its 2d outing to 1.3, a number that won’t cut it on CBS. 

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL dropped half a point to 2.2, which was also down 0.4 from the parallel night last year.

ABC:  BEYOND THE TANK stayed at 1.0, and MY DIET IS BETTER THAN YOURS got 0.1 weaker at 0.6.

CW:  THE WORLD DOG AWARDS barked up 0.3.

All the networks are new tonight, including the return of HELL’S KITCHEN on FOX.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan THU.14

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.


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.