October 21, 2014



Viewers weren’t excited by the return of THE MILLERS.

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 MON Oct 20

CBS:  THE MILLERS returned for the fall and did exactly what it did last season:  lost half its THE BIG BANG THEORY lead-in (4.4, down 0.1 from last week)–and perhaps more, since MILLERS started at 8;31PM, so its rating may be adjusted this afternoon.  (It was also down 0.6 from the BIG BANG rerun that ran at 8:30PM last week.)  The show’s real challenge will come next week, when it trades BIG BANG for a 2 BROKE GIRLS lead-in that may be considerably lower.  CBS could be pleased with the performance of SCORPION, which remained at 2.4 despite the lower lead-in, and was up from MILLERS.  NCIS: LA was up 0.1 to 1.7.

CW:  JANE THE VIRGIN’s sophomore episode was actually up 0.1 from its premiere (to 0.7), something that rarely happens in a show’s second week, and which suggests strong word of mouth.  THE ORIGINALS was steady at 0.7.

FOX:  GOTHAM fell 0.2 to a new low 2.2, still a fine number but raising the possibility that non-genre fans are starting to tire of its concept.  SLEEPY HOLLOW was up 0.1 to 1.8.

NBC:  Not a great night, as THE VOICE fell 0.7 to 3.3, and THE BLACKLIST dropped 0.4 to 2.4.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS was stable at 2.0, but CASTLE was down 0.3 to 1.6.

THE WORLD SERIES makes its annual interruption of FOX’s fall schedule tonight, something that’s been irritating in past seasons, but may come as a relief to the network this year.  Last year’s Game 1, which aired on a Wednesday, had a preliminary 4.1 rating that adjusted up to 4.3.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2014 MON Oct 20

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon 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.