September 8, 2015



Labor Day was lethargic for the networks.

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.07 Sep

ABC:  The season finale of BACHELOR IN PARADISE slipped 0.1 to 1.4, and the post-show AFTER PARADISE gained 0.1 to 1.1.

NBC:  AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR fell half a point to 1.6, setting things up badly for the season finale of RUNNING WILD, down 0.2 to 1.0.

FOX:  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE lost 0.1 to 0.7.

CW:  Reruns of its usual summer Monday slate were topped by 0.4 for PENN & TELLER: FOOL US.

CBS:  Amidst its Monday reruns (led by THE BIG BANG THEORY, naturally, at 1.3), the network threw a half-hour FALL PREVIEW promo into the line-up at 1.0.

EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS and USA’s PLAYING HOUSE air their season finales tonight, but the excitement will be after primetime, when THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT makes its long-awaited debut.

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.07 Sep

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this Wednesday afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day. (A day later than normal because of the Labor Day holiday delays.)


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.