November 19, 2014



THE VOICE isn’t what it used to be.

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 2014 TUE Nov 18

NBC:  Although THE VOICE tied as the top-rated show of the night, its 2.6 rating (down 0.4 from last Tuesday for a season low) was hardly fearsome.  MARRY ME was up 0.3 to 1.3, but it began at 9:01PM, so that number may come down a bit this afternoon.  ABOUT A BOY climbed an impressive 0.4 to 1.3, while CHICAGO FIRE, coming off last week’s crossover event, was down 0.2 to 2.0.

ABC:  A rerun SHARK TANK at 1.1 gave AGENTS OF SHIELD a slightly better lead-in than the busted sitcoms it’s had all fall, and it responded slightly better, up 0.1 to 1.6.  FOREVER stayed at 1.0.

CBS:  A good night for the line-up, as NCIS rose 0.3 to 2.6, tying THE VOICE for the night’s win, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS gained 0.3 to 2.3, and PERSON OF INTEREST was up 0.3 to 1.6.

FOX:  Even though MASTERCHEF JR lost 0.3 to 1.5, NEW GIRL was up 0.1 to 1.4, and THE MINDY PROJECT was steady at 1.1.

CW:  THE FLASH was down 0.1 to 1.3, and SUPERNATURAL was up 0.1 to 1.0.

All the networks have fresh episodes of their regular series tonight.  On cable, THE LEAGUE (FXX) airs a 2-episode season finale.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2014 TUE Nov 18

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




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.