October 8, 2015



Even EMPIRE wasn’t quite so mammoth last night.

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 WED.07 Oct

FOX:  ROSEWOOD dropped 0.3 from last week to 1.7, putting it barely over one-third of its EMPIRE lead-out.  EMPIRE itself, while still a giant hit, fell half a point to 5.0.

CBS:  SURVIVOR shrank by 0.4 to 2.0, and CRIMINAL MINDS was down 0.3 to 1.7.  The cancellation clock is ticking for CODE BLACK, down 0.4 from last week’s premiere to 1.1 and only able to tie NASHVILLE in its slot.  CBS isn’t nearly as patient as ABC, and it’s unlikely numbers at that level can survive on the Eye.

CW:  ARROW’s season premiere was solid at 1.1, up 0.1 from last fall.  SUPERNATURAL returned at 0.9.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE, THE GOLDBERGS and MODERN FAMILY were all down 0.3 from last week, respectively to 1.9, 2.1 and 2.7.  In that context, the 0.1 increase for BLACKISH looked downright impressive, even if that only brought it to 1.9.  NASHVILLE was steady at 1.1.

NBC:  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA lost 0.1 to 1.1, SVU dropped 0.2 to 1.5, and CHICAGO PD was also down 0.2 to 1.5.

CW launches its Nina Dobrev-less THE VAMPIRE DIARIES tonight, followed by spin-off THE ORIGINALS.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 WED.07 Oct

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.