September 29, 2015



Not unexpectedly, the 2d Monday of the season was more subdued.

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.28 Sep

NBC:  THE VOICE slipped 0.2 to 3.3.  BLINDSPOT fell half a point to 2.6 (similar to last fall’s THE BLACKLIST, which was at 2.8 on the 2d Monday of the season), but the mildly threatening number was the 2.3 for its 2d half-hour.  That may be where the show is heading, and while that’s still a strong rating these days, especially for a 10PM show, it’s not the level of hit the show seemed to be headed for last week.

FOX:  GOTHAM was steady at 1.6, but MINORITY REPORT edged closer to the grave, falling 0.2 to 0.9.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped a big 1.1 from last week’s season premiere to 3.6.  LIFE IN PIECES followed suit, down 0.6 to 2.0.  SCORPION fell half a point to 1.7, and then things stabilized with NCIS: LA, which held at 1.2.

ABC:  DANCING WITH THE STARS gained 0.1 to 1.9, and CASTLE jumped by 0.4 to 1.6.

CW:  Still in summer mode, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY and SIGNIFICANT MOTHER each went up 0.1, respectively to 0.4/0.4/0.2.

FOX introduces its new sitcoms tonight in the 8PM hour, with GRANDFATHERED followed by THE GRINDER.  ABC has the season premiere of AGENTS OF SHIELD.  CW preempts its reruns for the 1st part of its IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special.

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.28 Sep

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.