April 9, 2015



In a 3-way battle of marquee unscripted shows, the senior member of the club took the win.

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.8 Apr

CBS:  SURVIVOR beat both THE VOICE and AMERICAN IDOL at 8PM, up 0.1 to 2.3.  CRIMINAL MINDS lost 0.1 to 2.0, and CSI: CYBER remained at 1.4.

NBC:  A special Wednesday edition of THE VOICE was at a mere 2.1, but it did its job by boosting SVU by 0.3 to 1.8.  CHICAGO PD, however, was down 0.1 to 1.5.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE was steady at 1.8, and THE GOLDBERGS was down 0.1 to 1.9.  BLACKISH aired after a 1.7 MODERN FAMILY rerun instead of last week’s 3.0 fresh episode, and predictably slumped by 0.5 to 1.9.  NASHVILLE dropped 0.2 to a new series low 1.1. (1.0 in its 2d half-hour.)

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL was smacked around by its reality competition, down 0.3 to 1.4.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.3.

CBS and FOX are new tonight, and ABC is leading off new episodes of GREY’S ANATOMY and AMERICAN CRIME with a replay of the original GREY’S pilot.  On cable, FX premieres its Billy Crystal/Josh Gad vehicle THE COMEDIANS, and then has the season premiere of LOUIE.

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.8 Apr

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.