May 6, 2015



None of the night’s sweeps events had much impact.

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.5 May

NBC:  THE VOICE continued its slide, down 0.3 from last Tuesday (and 0.6 from last year’s parallel night) to hit a negative milestone, falling to 1.9 for the first time.  The live 1-hour UNDATEABLE (which aired separate feeds on both coasts) managed to rise 0.1 to 1.3.  CHICAGO FIRE, airing against season finales on the other networks, held at 1.6.

ABC:  This week’s Tuesday DANCING WITH THE STARS special fell 0.3 from last week’s to 1.4, then AGENTS OF SHIELD held at 1.5.  The FOREVER season finale was up 0.1 to 1.1.

CBS:  NCIS stayed at 2.0, and NCIS NEW ORLEANS lost 0.1 to 1.6.  The season finale of PERSON OF INTEREST dropped 0.3 from last week to hit a series low 1.1.

FOX:  After HELL’S KITCHEN gained 0.1 to 1.2, the season finale of NEW GIRL was up 0.1 to 1.1, and the almost certainly series finale of WEIRD LONERS remained at 0.6.

CW:  THE FLASH fell 0.1 to 1.4, and IZOMBIE held at 0.7.  Due to baseball preemptions, those numbers could shift in afternoon adjustments.

CRIMINAL MINDS has its season finale tonight.  In addition, NBC plays the guest star game with the return of Dann Florek to SVU.  All the networks continue to air fresh episodes.

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.5 May

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.