December 2, 2015



A bad night for ABC.

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.

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ABC:  The unusual family competition on CBS may have siphoned off the ABC audience, as THE MUPPETS fell 0.1 to 1.1, a new low, and FRESH OFF THE BOAT dropped 0.2 to a season low 1.2.  AGENTS OF SHIELD remained at 1.3, but pending tonight’s ARROW, that still makes it the lowest-rated superhero show of the week.  The night concluded with a 0.9 SHARK TANK rerun.

CBS:  The year’s airing of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER was down half a point from last year to 2.3, but it did have an excuse, since last year it benefited from the fuss over its 50th anniversary on the air.  Reruns at 1.1/0.9 followed.

NBC:  THE VOICE jumped half a point to 2.6, and consequently CHICAGO MED gained 0.2 to 2.0, and CHICAGO FIRE was up 0.1 to 1.9.

FOX:  GRANDFATHERED and THE GRINDER remained at 0.9 and 0.7, while SCREAM QUEENS managed an extra 0.1 to 0.9.

CW:  The hotly promoted 2-night THE FLASH/ARROW crossover (also an elaborate set-up for the upcoming LEGENDS OF TOMORROW) didn’t pay off for THE FLASH, which stayed at 1.4.  IZOMBIE was up 0.1 to 0.6.

EMPIRE airs its fall finale tonight, and NBC has its annual CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER SPECIAL preceding an SNL clip show.

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

Fasts 3way 2015 Dec TUE.01

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.