October 14, 2015

The Sked: Tuesday Ratings 10.13.2015


CHICAGO FIRE arrived to show LIMITLESS its limits.

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 Oct TUE.13

NBC:  The shift to 8PM pushed BEST TIME EVER down 0.1 to 1.2.  THE VOICE reduced to 1 hour, and barely managed to beat last week’s clip show with 2.5.  CHICAGO FIRE’s season premiere was at 1.8, giving it a commanding lead at 10PM but a big 0.8 below last year’s season premiere (which had a much bigger 4.1 lead-in from THE VOICE).  

CBS:  NCIS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS were each down 0.2 from last week, respectively to 2.0 and 1.5.  Faced with real competition for the first time, LIMITLESS fell 0.3 to 1.4, which was 0.1 below where PERSON OF INTEREST was in the parallel week last year.

FOX:  GRANDFATHERED dropped 0.2 to 1.0, and THE GRINDER was down 0.1 to 0.9.  SCREAM QUEENS continued its slide, down 0.2 to 1.0.

ABC:  THE MUPPETS plunged 0.4 to 1.3, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT was similarly down 0.4 to 1.4.  AGENTS OF SHIELD dropped 0.2 to 1.4.  The night ended with an 0.7 SHARK TANK rerun.

CW:  THE FLASH declined 0.1 from last week’s season premiere to 1.3, while IZOMBIE took a heavier 0.2 hit to 0.5.

All the networks air their regular Wednesday line-ups tonight.

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

Daily 3way 2015 Oct TUE.13

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


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."