May 27, 2015



AMERICA’S GOT TALENT may be starting to show its age.

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 2015 TUE.26 May

NBC:  The season premiere of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT easily won the night, but its 2.6 rating was down 0.4 from last year’s premiere.  The compatible lead-out I CAN DO THAT premiered at 1.8, a strong start for a 10PM summer series.

ABC:  After a steady 1.1 for 500 QUESTIONS, EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS had a downbeat season premiere at 0.9, down 0.4 from last summer’s premiere.

FOX:  ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER returned from a 7-year hiatus at an unexciting 0.8, followed by 1.1 for HELL’S KITCHEN.

CW:  A NY sports preemption may shift the number, but for now, IZOMBIE showed no impact from its much lower lead-in (an 0.4 FLASH rerun rather than last week’s 1.5 season finale), holding at 0.6.

CBS:  Reruns, led by 1.0 for NCIS.

The summer unscripted shows keep arriving tonight, with THE BRIEFCASE on CBS and BULLSEYE on FOX.  In addition, NBC has the IHEARTRADIO COUNTRY FESTIVAL music special.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 TUE.26 May

CABLE RATINGS: Come back early Wednesday morning for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. Come back this afternoon for Monday’s cable ratings, as the Memorial Day delays begin to subside.


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.