February 3, 2016



Not a good night to be a Muppet.

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 2016 Feb TUE.02

ABC:  The rebooted return of THE MUPPETS was a disaster, dropping 0.3 from its last airing in December (which was itself a series low) to a 0.8 that was even worse than it looked, because lead-in FRESH OFF THE BOAT returned from its own hiatus up 0.2 to 1.4.  AGENT CARTER slipped 0.1 to 0.8, and WHAT WOULD YOU DO? held at 0.7.

FOX:  NEW GIRL doesn’t seem to be suffering from the temporary absence of star Zoey Deschanel, up 0.2 to 1.4.  GRANDFATHERED was up 0.1 to 1.0, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was steady at the same number, but THE GRINDER fell 0.1 to a new low 0.6, and it’s hard to see how that show can survive.

NBC:  HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT and CHICAGO MED were each down 0.1 to 1.1 and 1.6, while CHICAGO FIRE was steady at 1.8.

CW:  THE FLASH held at 1.4, then IZOMBIE was only able to tie last week’s rerun of the LEGENDS OF TOMORROW pilot at 0.6.

CBS:  This year’s 2-hour SUPER BOWL’S GREATEST COMMERCIALS special was down 0.1 from last year’s edition to 2.0, but in 2015 it aired as a 1-hour Monday show.

ABC begins one of the more unusual offerings of February sweeps tonight, a 4-hour MADOFF miniseries that airs over 2 nights with Richard Dreyfuss as its biggest name.

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

Fasts 3way 2016 Feb TUE.02

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.