August 21, 2014



Two hours of Extant weren’t better than one.

Daily Comp 3way 2014 WED Aug 20

CBS:  In a hurry to get its EXTANT season over, CBS ran back-to-back episodes last night, and scored 1.0/0.9, the latter of which gave the show a new series low.  This was particularly ugly since the night started with BIG BROTHER climbing 0.2 to 2.3.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT is currently down 0.1 to 1.8, and TAXI BROOKLYN is steady at 0.9, but an exchange of 0.1s is possible when final numbers are released this afternoon.

ABC:  MOTIVE was up 0.1 to 0.8.  MODERN FAMILY led the preceding reruns with a pair of 1.2s.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE slipped 0.1 to 0.9.

CW:  PENN & TELLER: FOOL US gained 0.1 to 0.6.

ABC has the 2-hour season finale of ROOKIE BLUE tonight.  NBC has pulled the canceled WORKING THE ENGELS from its schedule, and airs back-to-back episodes of WELCOME TO SWEDEN.  On cable, Sundance presents the season finale of the newly-renewed RECTIFY.


Demo Profile 2014 WED Aug 20

The chart above goes beyond the adult 18-49 rating, adding other key advertiser sales demographics (adult 18-34 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares), and total viewership (ages 2 or more expressed in thousands of people).

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Wednesday cable programs.

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.