November 7, 2014



The good news for ABC is that in the absence of football, it’s clear leader on Thursday; the bad is that its serialized shows are just a few weeks away from taking months-long breaks.

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 2014 THU Nov 6

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY dipped 0.1 from its last new episode (it was preempted last week) to 2.4, and SCANDAL lost 0.2 to 2.9, but HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER gained 0.1 to 2.8.

CBS:  We won’t really know until this afternoon how CBS fared last night, because its Cleveland affiliate preempted the line-up to simulcast the NFL Thursday Night Football game.  For now, BIG BANG THEORY is up 0.1 to 4.2, MOM is also up 0.1 to 2.6, 2 1/2 MEN is down 0.1 to 2.3, THE MCCARTHYS is steady at 1.7, and ELEMENTARY is up 0.2 to 1.4.

NBC:  The network had the Cincinnati part of the NFL simulast, so its numbers are shaky.  Right now, THE BIGGEST LOSER is up 0.2 to 1.3, the canceled BAD JUDGE and A TO Z are up 0.2/0.3 to 1.1/1.0, and PARENTHOOD is up 0.3 to 1.4.

FOX:  BONES was steady at 1.3, but GRACEPOINT lost 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  Both THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and REIGN were down 0.1, to 0.7/0.4.

All the networks air their regular line-ups tonight.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2014 THU Nov 06

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

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.