August 26, 2015



ZOO has emerged beside WAYWARD PINES as the leading scripted series on the networks this summer.

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.25 Aug

CBS:  ZOO gained 0.1 to 1.1, above both of the NCIS franchise reruns that surrounded it.

ABC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT dropped 0.4 to 2.1, and HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT was down 0.2 to 1.1.

ABC:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS fell 0.1 to 0.6, no better than the FRESH OFF THE BOAT reruns that preceded it.

FOX:  ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER lost 0.1 to 0.5, not a good result but at least higher than the night’s pair of sitcom reruns.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

NBC introduces another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sitcom tonight with THE CARMICHAEL SHOW, which will air back-to-back episodes for the next 3 weeks.  The season finale of MR. ROBOT on USA may not even get one-tenth the rating of last Sunday’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD premiere, but it can still lay claim to being one of the TV events of the summer.  It follows the midseason finale of SUITS.

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.25 Aug

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.