July 30, 2015



LAST COMIC STANDING wasn’t quite as funny this week.

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.29 Jul

NBC:  Even though a 10th anniversary AMERICA’S GOT TALENT special gave LAST COMIC STANDING a better lead-in than it had last week from an AGT clip show (1.6 vs. 1.2), COMIC slipped 0.1 to 1.4.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER and EXTANT both held last week’s numbers, 1.8 and 0.7 respectively, with EXTANT lower than the 0.8 CRIMINAL MINDS rerun that followed it.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF lost 0.1 to 1.4, and HOME FREE was steady at 0.9.

ABC:  CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP remained at 0.8, airing after 2 hours of sitcom reruns at 0.7-0.9.

CW:  Reruns at twin 0.2s.

With WAYWARD PINES done, FOX starts airing BONES reruns in its Thursday 9PM slot tonight.


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.29 Jul

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.