November 6, 2014



Country music owned the night.

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 5

ABC:  The CMA AWARDS were down 0.2 from last year, but at 4.5 the show almost doubled the next-highest rating of the night.

CBS:  SURVIVOR, despite being a hundred years old, was the #2 show of the evening, up 0.1 to 2.3.  CRIMINAL MINDS, however, lost 0.2 for a series low 2.1.  STALKER followed at 1.5, down 0.1 from last week.

NBC:  THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA stayed at 1.2.  Both SVU and CHICAGO PD had taken last week off to avoid the World Series, and they returned at 1.6/1.3, which was steady for SVU but down 0.2 to a new series low for PD (which to be sure had a far bigger challenge facing the CMAs than the usual NASHVILLE).

FOX:  HELL’S KITCHEN returned from its World Series hiatus up 0.1 to 1.3.  RED BAND SOCIETY remained on the critical list, down 0.1 to 0.9.

CW:  ARROW was steady at 1.0, and THE 100 rose 0.1 to 0.6.

All the networks air new episodes of their regular line-ups tonight.  The number to watch will be the Week 2 rating for CBS’s THE MCCARTHYS, which had an unimpressive start last week.  On cable, USA returns WHITE COLLAR (for its final season) and COVERT AFFAIRS to its air.

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 05

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.