August 15, 2014


We’re now in summer finale season, but Big Brother still carried the night.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 THU Aug 14

CBS:  BIG BROTHER dropped 0.1 from last week, but its 2.2 was easily ahead of everything else last night.  THE BIG BANG THEORY was oddly subdued, down 0.6 from last week’s rerun to 1.5.

ABC:  The season finale of NY MED is currently steady with last week’s 0.9, THE QUEST also held even at 0.6, and ROOKIE BLUE is up 0.2 to 1.0.  However, there are two asterisks:  last week, because of the President’s speech, the 9-10PM shows aired out of their regular timeslots in much of the country, and this week ABC was preempted in Chicago by local football coverage.

NBC:  Similarly, NBC was preempted in Jacksonville for last night’s game.  As of now, the season finale of LAST COMIC STANDING is up 0.4 to 1.4.

FOX:  The season finale of GANG RELATED rose 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  Reruns at twin 0.2s.

Apart from MASTERS OF ILLUSION on CW, tonight features the usual summer Friday mix of reruns and newsmagazines.



Demo Profile 2014 THU Aug 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).

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."