December 16, 2015



The number of networks offering fresh programming is dwindling as we head to the holidays.

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 Dec TUE.15

NBC:  Unlike Monday’s performance show, the cycle finale of THE VOICE was down from 2014, by 0.4 to 2.9.  The night started with a 1.8 clip hour.

CBS:  Defying the trends, CBS returned to new episodes after 2 consecutive Tuesdays of reruns and specials.  NCIS was down 0.1 from 3 weeks ago to 2.1, and both NCIS: NEW ORLEANS and LIMITLESS were steady at 1.6 and 1.3.

ABC:  Reruns of holiday specials topped by 1.1 for TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT, followed by a SHARK TANK rerun at 0.8.

FOX:  Reruns, led by 0.6 for the 8PM GRANDFATHERED.

CW:  Reruns, headed by 0.3 for THE FLASH.

SURVIVOR airs its cycle finale tonight, and NASHVILLE has one of its “On the Record” concert/interview specials.  On cable, Syfy follows the final 2 hours of CHILDHOOD’S END with an early run of the pilot for THE MAGICIANS, which officially premieres in January.

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.15

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."