August 18, 2015



NOTE:  Sports preemptions may lead to some downward adjustments in afternoon numbers, especially for CW.

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 MON.17 Aug

ABC:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE was steady at 1.5, and the AFTER PARADISE post-show gained 0.1 to 0.8.  However, THE WHISPERS fell 0.1 to a new low 0.5.

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR dropped 0.3 to 1.8, and RUNNING WILD lost 0.1 to 1.3.


CBS:  A night of reruns was led by 0.9s for 2 BROKE GIRLS and THE ODD COUPLE.

CW:  As of now, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY are up 0.1 (respectively to 0.7 and 0.6), and SIGNIFICANT MOTHER is up 0.2 (to 0.4), but those numbers are unlikely to hold up.

Season finales tonight include CLIPPED on TBS and PROOF on TNT.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 MON.17 Aug


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.