May 22, 2015



Summer TV:  when the networks pray all the viewers who’ve fled will come back in the fall.

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 2015 THU.21 May

FOX:  It’s hard to get excited about a 1.2 rating, but facing much weaker competition, the 2d episode of WAYWARD PINES did manage to climb 0.2 from last week’s premiere.  The night started with a 0.8 rerun of Episode 1.

ABC:  500 QUESTIONS dropped 0.2 from Wednesday’s premiere to 1.0.  It was followed by a JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE rerun at 0.6.

NBC:  The fund-raising variety special RED NOSE DAY, a phenomenon in the UK, stirred little interest here at 0.8.

CBS:  The highest rating on any network was the 1.5 for the night’s BIG BANG THEORY rerun.  After that, the evening slid gradually downward, reaching 0.6 with an ELEMENTARY rerun.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

Aside from the continuation of 500 QUESTIONS, 20/20 and the burn-off of THE MESSENGERS, everything in primetime tonight is a rerun.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 THU.21 May

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.