February 17, 2016



A lackluster night for just about everyone.

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 TUE.16

ABC:  Back-to-back episodes of AGENT CARTER were each at 0.7, down 0.1 from last week in the show’s usual 9PM slot, and up 0.1 from last week’s WHAT WOULD YOU DO at 10PM.  The night started with FRESH OFF THE BOAT up 0.1 to 1.3 and THE MUPPETS steady at 0.8.

CBS:  NCIS slipped 0.1 to 2.3, but NCIS: NEW ORLEANS gained 0.2 to 2.0.  LIMITLESS fell 0.1 to 1.2. 

FOX:  The line-up was down across the board, NEW GIRL by 0.2 to 1.2, and GRANDFATHERED, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and THE GRINDER by 0.1 each, respectively to 0.8, 0.9 and a particularly perilous 0.6. 

NBC:  HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT lost 0.1 to 1.0.  Both CHICAGO MED and CHICAGO FIRE were down 0.2 to 1.4/1.6.

CW:  THE FLASH was 0.1 slower to 1.5, and IZOMBIE gained 0.1 to 0.6.

SURVIVOR returns to CBS tonight with a 90-minute episode, followed by a BIG BANG THEORY rerun to plug the half-hour before CODE BLACK.

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

Fasts Track 2016 Feb TUE.16

CABLE RATINGS: Come back early Thursday morning 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.