August 22, 2014



Last night’s exhibition football preemptions will keep several networks’ numbers somewhat unclear until this afternoon.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 THU Aug 21

ABC:  The 2-hour ROOKIE BLUE season finale is currently at 1.1, up 0.2 from last week (and up 0.1 from last season’s finale), but the network was preempted in Philadelphia, so it’s unclear whether that will hold up.  Similarly, THE QUEST at 8PM is now at 0.7, up 0.2 from last week.

CBS:  The preempting city was Pittsburgh for CBS, and as of now BIG BROTHER is up 0.1 to 2.3.  THE BIG BANG THEORY, as usual, led the night’s reruns, although its 1.7 may shift this afternoon.

NBC:  The cities at issue were Indianapolis and Jacksonville, possibly shifting the rating for the night’s double-bill of new WELCOME TO SWEDEN episodes, currently at 0.7 (up 0.2).  The highest number of the night as of now is 0.9 for a HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT rerun.

FOX:  The only major network unaffected by preemptions aired BONES reruns at 0.6/0.9.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

CBS has a national preseason football game tonight, and apart from MASTERS OF ILLUSION on CW and 20/20 on ABC, that’s it for fresh programming.


Demo Profile 2014 THU Aug 21

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).

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

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.