December 17, 2015



The SURVIVOR cycle finale was dinged.

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 Dec WED.16

CBS:  SURVIVOR’s cycle finale was down 0.2 from last fall’s finale to 2.2, and it was even down slightly from the 2.3 for last week’s regular episode.  Similarly, the SURVIVOR REUNION SPECIAL was down 0.1 from last fall’s edition to 1.7.

ABC:  After 2 hours of sitcom reruns topped by MODERN FAMILY’s 1.4, a NASHVILLE: ON THE RECORD special was awful at 0.4.

NBC:  Reruns, led by 0.9 for CHICAGO PD.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.7/0.6.

CW:  Reruns at twin 0.3s.

The only network with regular programming tonight is CBS, led by a much-hyped episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY.  The other networks mostly air specials of the holiday variety, including ABC’s annual BARBARA WALTERS’ 10 MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE.  On cable, BBCAmerica has a new LUTHER TV-movie.

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

Fasts 3way 2015 Dec WED.16

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.