December 10, 2015



No magic for NBC last 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.

Fasts Demo 2015 Dec WED.09

FOX:  After a 1.0 rerun of EMPIRE, the network ran TARAJI AND TERRENCE’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS, which didn’t have the magic of their series at 1.5.

NBC:  A 1.0 rerun of MAT FRANCO’S GOT MAGIC led into 0.9 for THE ILLUSIONISTS.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE and THE GOLDBERGS held at last week’s 2.0.  Without EMPIRE as competition, MODERN FAMILY gained 0.2 to 2.6 and BLACK-ISH was up 0.1 to 1.7.  NASHVILLE, though, fell 0.1 to a low 0.8.

CBS:  SURVIVOR climbed 0.2 to 2.3, and without any dramas airing on NBC or FOX, CRIMINAL MINDS shot up 0.4 to 2.0.  CODE BLACK, however (which seems to have been a new episode, despite what the chart says), was down 0.1 to 1.4.

CW:  Post-THE FLASH crossover, ARROW fell a heavy 0.4 to 1.0, and SUPERNATURAL was down 0.2 to 0.7.

CBS, FOX and CW air regular programming tonight, while ABC precedes a run of TOY STORY with a 20th Anniversary special for the movie, and NBC is going the holiday route, with MICHAEL BUBLE’S CHRISTMAS IN HOLLYWOOD and then DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS.

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.09

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


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."