October 5, 2015

The Sked: Sunday Ratings 10.4.2015


QUANTICO looks like a keeper.

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 SUN.04 Oct

ABC:  The big news for the network was that it may have a genuine hit in the Sunday 10PM slot, as QUANTICO held all of its 1.9 premiere rating, a great result for a Week 2.  It was even more impressive because its lead-in BLOOD AND OIL fell 0.2 to 1.2 on its own 2d airing.  Earlier, ONCE UPON A TIME was steady at 1.8, after a pair of THE MUPPETS reruns at 0.8.

CBS:  Last year’s premiere Sunday was boosted by the late NFL game, so comparisons aren’t exactly apples to apples.  60 MINUTES started the night at 1.5, down 1.4 from a football-inflated 2.9 last week.  MADAM SECRETARY premiered at 1.5, which was down 0.5 from the 2014 series premiere, but up 0.1 from Week 2 (when CBS didn’t have the late game).  THE GOOD WIFE was down 0.2 from 2014’s premiere to 1.2 (and down 0.1 from Week 2 in 2014).  CSI: CYBER premiered at 1.0, which was 0.4 below last fall’s premiere of the CSI Sunday mothership (in the 2d week of the season).

FOX:  It was FOX’s turn for the late NFL game, giving THE SIMPSONS an inflated 2.6 (up 1.1 from last week).  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE benefited as well, up 0.4 to 1.9, and FAMILY GUY gained 0.2 to 1.7, with THE LAST MAN ON EARTH up 0.1 to 1.5.

NBC:  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL had a preliminary 7.3, steady with last week’s early number.

CW finally winds down its summer tonight, with season finales for PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY and SIGNIFICANT MOTHER.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 SUN.04 Oct

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."