October 21, 2015



Old Charlie Brown blew away new Muppets.

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 Oct TUE.20

ABC:  IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN, at the end of its first half-century of broadcast life, earned a 2.0, far ahead of last week’s 1.3 for THE MUPPETS.  It was followed by a rerun of TOY STORY OF TERROR, which at 1.6 was also ahead of last week’s 1.4 for FRESH OFF THE BOAT.  AGENTS OF SHIELD edged up 0.1 to 1.5, and the night ended with a 0.8 rerun of SHARK TANK.

NBC:  BEST TIME EVER and THE VOICE were steady at a respective 1.2 and 2.6.  CHICAGO FIRE lost 0.1 to 1.7.

FOX:  GRANDFATHERED, THE GRINDER and SCREAM QUEENS have found their levels, all holding at last week’s 1.0, 0.9 and 1.0.

CBS:  NCIS stayed at 2.1, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was up 0.1 to 1.6.  LIMITLESS, though, lost 0.1 for a new low 1.3, 0.2 below where PERSON OF INTEREST was in the parallel week last year.

CW:  THE FLASH and IZOMBIE remained at 1.4 and 0.5.

All the networks air fresh episodes tonight.

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

Daily 3way 2015 Oct TUE.20

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.


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."