November 27, 2014



The end of November sweeps passed uneventfully.

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 2014 WED Nov 26

CBS:  The only network with any real skin in the game on Wednesday night saw SURVIVOR drop 0.3 from last week to 2.1, CRIMINAL MINDS slip 0.1 to 2.2, and STALKER stay steady at 1.6.

NBC:  Does it mean anything that the infomercial THE MAKING OF “PETER PAN LIVE” was 0.4 below last year’s MAKING OF “SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE” at 0.6?  We’ll find out a week from today, when Pan flies for real.  This year’s version of the SNL THANKSGIVING clip show was half a point below last year’s at 1.1.

ABC:  Last year, the network ran A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING on the holiday night instead of eve, a much lower-rated night in general.  So the fact that the veteran was up half a point over 2013 may be more about scheduling than anything else.  After that, reruns were at 1.5 (MODERN FAMILY), 1.2 (BLACK-ISH) and 0.6 (NASHVILLE).

FOX:  HELL’S KITCHEN lost 0.4 to 1.1, and the all-but-canceled RED BAND SOCIETY (the network isn’t just halting production after 13 episodes, but is leaving the remaining 4 hours after next week’s fall finale unscheduled) fell 0.2 to a new low 0.7.


Tonight will be dominated by NBC’s NFL game, although CBS will air fresh episodes (with the conspicuous exception of THE BIG BANG THEORY).  ABC has reruns after a Thanksgiving-themed 8PM special, FOX has something called CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR, and CW has a WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY rerun marathon.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2014 WED Nov 26

CABLE RATINGS: Come Monday for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this night.

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.