August 2, 2015



The ratings for AQUARIUS were slightly less embarrassing this week.

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 SAT.01 Aug

NBC:  AQUARIUS at least gained 0.1, putting it in a tie with HANNIBAL (which was steady) at 0.3–enough to tie them with a rerun of RUNNING WILD that started the network’s night.

ABC:  BOSTON EMS dropped 0.1 to 0.6, below the rerun of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD that preceded it and was the night’s highest rated show on any network.

CBS:  The 10PM 48 HOURS topped the network’s night at 0.6.

FOX:  HOME FREE reruns at 0.3/0.4.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE makes its debut on ABC tonight.  On cable, the first wave of summer cable is starting to conclude, and AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE reaches its season (?) finale.  (The network had its Television Critics Association last week, and the fact that its announcements didn’t include any news about HALT isn’t a good sign.)


CABLE RATINGS: Come back early Tuesday 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.