February 26, 2016



No big bang for the 200th episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY.

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.

Fasts Demo 2016 Feb THU.25

CBS:  Despite the hype over the milestone episode, THE BIG BANG THEORY slipped 0.1 from last week to 3.7.  LIFE IN PIECES, though, gained 0.1 to 2.2.  (Both those numbers may well be adjusted slightly in finals.)  MOM stayed at 1.8, while 2 BROKE GIRLS perked up by 0.2 to 1.7.  ELEMENTARY was up 0.1 to 1.1.

ABC:  12 years into its run, GREY’S ANATOMY is proving itself quite the workhorse, anchoring the ShondaLand line-up with a 0.1 dip to 2.1.  SCANDAL was also down 0.1 to 1.7, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER held at 1.5.

NBC:  YOU, ME & THE APOCALYPSE and THE BLACKLIST stayed at 0.6/1.3, while SHADES OF BLUE dropped 0.1 to 1.0.

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL, featuring a return appearance from Kelly Clarkson, rose 0.1 to 2.1.

CW:  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and THE 100 were each up 0.1, respectively to 0.9 and 0.6.

Tonight’s sweeps event is a crossover 2-hour storyline on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Feb THU.25

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.