August 19, 2015



NBC owned the night by a wide margin.

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 TUE.18 Aug

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was by far the night’s highest rated show, even though it declined 0.3 to 2.2.  HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT shaved off 0.1 to 1.3.

ABC:  EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS held at 0.7, around the same as the FRESH OFF THE BOAT reruns it followed.  (Sports preemptions may shift these numbers this afternoon.)

CBS:  ZOO fell 0.3 to a new low 0.9, the same as its rerun NCIS lead-in.

FOX:  ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER was steady at 0.6, higher than the 0.5/0.4 reruns that followed.

CW:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

MR. ROBINSON ends its short run tonight.  On cable, there are season finales for DUCK DYNASTY and FLIPPING OUT, and a season premiere for YOUNG & HUNGRY.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 TUE.18 Aug

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.