December 12, 2014



Once CBS’s football simulcasts are removed in afternoon numbers, there’ll be even less to be excited about in last night’s ratings.

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 11 Dec

CBS:  The network was preempted in both Phoenix and St. Louis for the ESPN simulcast, so the current numbers won’t survive the afternoon.  Right now, THE BIG BANG THEORY is at 4.0, MOM is at 2.8, 2 1/2 MEN is at 2.5, THE MCCARTHYS is at 1.8 and ELEMENTARY is at 1.6, which would be sizably up for all those shows except BIG BANG.

ABC;  THE TASTE fell 0.1 to 0.8 from last week’s premiere, followed by 0.5 for a HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER rerun.

NBC:  THE BIGGEST LOSER held at 1.1.  BAD JUDGE rose 0.2 to 1.1, and then A TO Z gained 0.1 to 0.8.  A rerun of BLAKE SHELTON’S NOT-SO-FAMILY CHRISTMAS special was at 0.9.

FOX:  The 200th episode of BONES didn’t excite anyone, down 0.3 from last week to 1.2 and tying the series low.  The almost-certain series finale of GRACEPOINT was steady at 0.9.

CW:  Another night of midseason finales found THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and REIGN each up 0.1, to 0.8 and 0.5.

ABC, NBC and CBS feature fresh episodes tonight, with reruns on FOX and a run of TNT’s THE LIBRARIANS on CW.

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 11 Dec

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.