November 20, 2014



The 10PM hour on Wednesday has quietly become quite competitive, with all 3 networks just a couple of ticks apart.

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 2014 WED Nov 19

NBC:  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA returned from a week off with a 0.1 gain to 1.4.  Coming off of their tremendous crossover showings last week, SVU and CHICAGO PD were each down 0.6, respectively to 1.8 and 1.6.

ABC:  A strong night for the line-up, with every show up from last week.  THE MIDDLE and THE GOLDBERGS each rose 0.3, to 2.2/2.4.  MODERN FAMILY grew by half a point to 3.7.  BLACK-ISH and NASHVILLE each gained 0.1, to 2.6 and 1.5.

CBS:  SURVIVOR edged up 0.1 to 2.4, and CRIMINAL MINDS was steady at 2.3.  With much lower competition from NBC, STALKER increased by 0.3 to 1.7.

FOX:  Both HELL’S KITCHEN and RED BAND SOCIETY stayed where they were, at 1.5 and 0.9.

CW:  ARROW remained at 0.9, and THE 100 increased by 0.1 to 0.6.

ABC has spent the past week hyping the fall finales of GREY’S ANATOMY, SCANDAL and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and tonight it will hope to reap event-sized ratings from all of them, ratings the network is unlikely to see on another Thursday until 2015.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2014 WED Nov 19

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




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.