November 5, 2015



The CMAs were less tuneful this year.

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 2015 Nov WED.04

ABC:  The CMA AWARDS fell 0.7 from 2014 to 3.8, and on a night when EMPIRE was airing, that meant that it wasn’t the #1 show of the evening.

FOX:  After a World Series break, ROSEWOOD returned down 0.1 to 1.5, and EMPIRE dropped 0.2 to a still-mighty 4.6.

CBS:  SURVIVOR and CRIMINAL MINDS both fell against the CMAs, respectively by 0.1 to 2.0 and by 0.2 to 1.4.  CODE BLACK, though, is currently up 0.1 to 1.2. 

NBC:  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA gained 0.2 to 1.2, and after taking last week off, SVU was steady at 1.5.  CHICAGO PD slipped 0.1 to 1.4.

CW:  The hyped appearance of the Constantine character on ARROW may have helped fuel a 0.1 rise to 1.0.  SUPERNATURAL, however, lost 0.2 to 0.6.

CBS launches its post-football Thursday schedule tonight, with LIFE IN PIECES following BIG BANG THEORY, then a MOM/2 BROKE GIRLS  hour, and winding up with ELEMENTARY.  Last year, in the overnights BIG BANG scored 4.1 in its Thursday premiere, MOM aired at 8:30 and was at 2.7, and ELEMENTARY premiered at 1.4. 


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

Fasts 3way 2015 Nov WED.04

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.