February 25, 2016



CODE BLACK exited, not quite on a gurney.

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 2016 Feb WED.24

CBS:  SURVIVOR rose 0.1 from last week’s cycle premiere to 2.0, CRIMINAL MINDS was steady at 1.8, and then the CODE BLACK season finale perked up by 0.2 to 1.2.

ABC:  After THE MIDDLE held at 1.9, THE GOLDBERGS lost 0.1 to 1.9.  MODERN FAMILY (2.5) and BLACK-ISH (1.9) were each up 0.1 from last week.  AMERICAN CRIME stayed at 0.9.

NBC:  MYSTERIES OF LAURA and CHICAGO PD held at their respective 1.0 and 1.6, but SVU fell 0.2 to 1.5.

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL and HELL’S KITCHEN were each up 0.1 to 2.1/1.3.

CW:  ARROW climbed 0.1 to 1.0, while SUPERNATURAL fell 0.1 to 0.7.

The final Thursday of February sweeps features new episodes of regular series on all the networks.


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

Fasts Track 2016 Feb WED.24

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.