April 30, 2015



The Dick Wolf Universe may not be the equal of Marvel’s, but it continues to deliver for NBC.

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 2015 WED.29 Apr

NBC:  After an 0.8 rerun of Tuesday’s CHICAGO FIRE, the rest of the crossover took off, with CHICAGO PD up 0.3 to 1.8 and SVU up 0.2 to 2.0.

ABC:  THE MIDDLE gained 0.2 to 2.0, and THE GOLDBERGS stayed at 2.1.  MODERN FAMILY and BLACK-ISH both lost 0.1, respectively to 2.9 and 2.0.  NASHVILLE held at 1.3.

CBS:  The Dick Wolf trilogy hit CBS hard, as SURVIVOR, CRIMINAL MINDS and CSI: CYBER were each down 0.3 (respectively to 2.1, 1.7 and 1.2), which tied or set new series lows.

FOX:  AMERICAN IDOL rose 0.1 to 1.6.

CW:  ARROW dropped 0.2 to 0.8, and SUPERNATURAL remained at 0.7.

ABC has a 2-hour post-tragedy GREY’S ANATOMY tonight, and all the other networks are new, except for the regular weekly reruns of THE BLACKLIST and BIG BANG THEORY.

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

Daily Comp 3way 2015 WED.29 Apr

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.