November 25, 2015



Many viewers seem to have started their holidays early.

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.

Fasts Demo 2015 Nov TUE.24

ABC:  The night began with the latest run of 1973’s A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING, up 0.1 from last year’s airing (which was on the week’s Wednesday night) to 2.2.  The 2-hour cycle finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS was the highest rated show of the night, but at 2.4 it was down 0.6 from last year’s fall finale.

CBS:  NCIS, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and LIMITLESS were all down 0.1 from last week, respectively to 2.1, 1.6 and 1.3.

NBC:  THE VOICE fell half a point to 2.1, which wasn’t good news for CHICAGO MED, down 0.4 from last week’s premiere to 1.8.  CHICAGO FIRE was more stable, down 0.1 to 1.8.

FOX:  An ugly night, as nothing in the line-up could even crack a 1.0:  GRANDFATHERED was down 0.1 to 0.9, THE GRINDER fell 0.2 to 0.7, and SCREAM QUEENS dropped 0.1 to 0.8. 

CW:  A GREATEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS COUNTDOWN special was at 0.4, followed by a 0.3 rerun of THE FLASH.

Although November sweeps continues through tonight, only CBS and FOX are all-new this pre-holiday evening.  NBC airs an informercial for its upcoming live production of THE WIZ and then an SNL clip show, ABC is in reruns, and CW has a run of PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES.

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

Fasts 3way 2015 Nov TUE.24

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.