February 5, 2016




Not a banner night for the networks.

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 Feb THU.4

ABC:  Oddly, the MADOFF: AFTER THE FALL aftershow outrated the 2d half of the movie itself, which fell 0.2 from Wednesday to 1.0, followed by 1.2 for the special.

NBC:  YOU, ME & THE APOCALYPSE dropped 0.3 from last week’s premiere to a subpar 0.9.  THE BLACKLIST lost 0.1 to 1.5, and SHADES OF BLUE dived 0.2 to 1.1.

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW lost 0.2 from last week’s conclusion of its 2-part premiere to 0.9.  THE 100, despite the lower lead-in, was steady at 0.6.

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL held at 2.3.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY is currently down 0.1 to 3.7 from its last new episode 3 weeks ago (although it tends to pick up a tenth or two in finals).  ANGEL FROM HELL, with a much stronger lead-in than last week’s BIG BANG rerun, was up 0.3 to 2.3.  MOM was up 0.1 from its last new episode to 1.8, and ANGEL FROM HELL held at 1.4.  ELEMENTARY was steady at 1.1.

SLEEPY HOLLOW arrives on Fridays tonight, and CBS airs a SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST HALFTIME SHOWS special.


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

Fasts 3way 2016 Feb THU.4

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.