December 31, 2015



Just one day left in the year–and 4 days till real network TV returns.

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.

Fasts Demo 2015 Dec WED.30

CBS:  Airing for the first time since January 2013, I GET THAT A LOT didn’t provide much spark at 1.0 as the lone piece of original programming on any network for the evening.  It was followed by reruns at 0.7/0.9.

ABC:  Reruns of THE MIDDLE and MODERN FAMILY topped primetime at twin 1.1s.

NBC:  An SVU rerun led the line-up at 0.9.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.6/0.5.

CW:  Last week’s IHEARTRADIO JINGLE BALL repeated at 0.4, with 0.3 for a WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY rerun.

New Year’s Eve features some original holiday programming, with DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN EVE on ABC, PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION on FOX, and NEW YEAR’S EVE GAME NIGHT on NBC.  Cable will likely be dominated by ESPN’s pair of COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINALS bowl games.


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

Fasts 3way 2015 Dec WED.30

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.