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Ratings News - 15th October 2015

  • Last Week's Final Adjusted Ratings

  • Early Ratings Analysis by Marc Berman (TVMediaInsights)
    The analysis below is based on the early household numbers and are NOT the same as the numbers that will be posted in the above table later. (See the About section below)

    NOTE: The opinions expressed here are NOT those of SpoilerTV but of the Author of this Article, Marc Berman.

    Metered Market Wednesday Ratings

    Wednesday 10/14/15

    Fox 6.3/10
    CBS 5.0/ 8
    NBC 4.4/ 7
    ABC 4.2/ 7
    CW 1.5/ 2

    -Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 10/15/14:
    Fox: +142, CW: – 6, ABC: – 7, NBC: -15, CBS: -18


    “Empire” (Fox), “Modern Family” (ABC)

    -Honorable Mention:
    “Survivor” (CBS), “The Middle” (ABC), “The Goldbergs” (ABC)

    “Nashville” (ABC), “Code Black” (CBS)


    -Ratings Breakdown:
    Note: The MLB game 5 American League Championship series was featured on FS1 last night.

    “Empire” lifted Fox to midweek victory, of course, with a rock-solid 8.5 rating/13 share in the household overnights at 9 p.m. Comparably, this was a mammoth 286 percent above failed year-ago occupant “Red Band Society” (2.2/ 3 on 10/15/14), and it built from the 8:30 p.m. portion of lead-in “Rosewood” (4.4/ 7) by 93 percent. Overall, “Rosewood” was flat from one week earlier, with a 4.3/ 7 from 8-9 p.m., which translated into 5.75 million viewers and a 1.8 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. That should be good enough to land a back-nine episode order at any given moment.

    Consistency was the observation elsewhere, with Wednesday a perfect example of the benefit of the broadcast networks offering a potpourri of different programming genres. CBS was virtually identical to one week earlier with its combination of “Survivor” (#1: 5.4/ 9), “Criminal Minds” (#3: 5.4/ 9) and episode three of medical drama “Code Black” (#2: 4.3/ 7), which trailed failed year-ago Wednesday 10 p.m. occupant “Stalker” (5.4/ 9 on 10/15/14) by 20 percent. Expect in the vicinity of a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 for “Code Black,” which is by no means a positive. Ageless and always addictive “Survivor” will likely fall in the low-2 range in the demo.

    ABC was also right on par with last week care of 8-10 p.m. sitcoms “The Middle” (#2: 4.9/ 8), “The Goldbergs” (#4: 4.3/ 7), “Modern Family” (#2: 5.6/ 9) and “black-ish” (#4: 4.0/ 6), and drama “Nashville” (#3: 3.3/ 6), which is unlikely to survive past this season. This same overnight performance one week earlier for “Nashville” only translated into a 1.0/ 3 in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

    Elsewhere, NBC continues to prove there is value outside of the coveted 18-49 demographic with its older-skewing line-up of “The Mysteries of Laura” (#3: 4.6/ 7), “Law & Order: SVU” (#4: 4.1/ 6) and “Chicago PD” (#1: 4.4/ 8). “The Mysteries of Laura” just received a script order for five additional episodes outside of the 13 ordered this season. And The CW capped off the night with dramas “Arrow” (#5: 1.8/ 3) and veteran “Supernatural” (#5: 1.2/ 2), which remain an attraction for the younger demos.

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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