Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? Cancelled or renewed? Wondering how your favorite series are doing in the ratings? Here are the season average ratings of the 2014-15 network TV shows — through the end of week 16 (Sunday, January 11, 2015).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Black-ish, Castle, Cristela, Dancing with the Stars, Forever, Galavant, The Goldbergs, The Great Christmas Light Fight, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Man Standing, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal, Selfie, Shark Tank, and The Taste.
CBS shows this season (so far): 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, The McCarthys, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Stalker, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, and Undercover Boss.
CW shows this season (so far): The 100, Arrow, The Flash, Hart of Dixie, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries.
FOX shows this season (so far): American Idol, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Glee, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef Junior, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, Red Band Society, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, and Utopia.
NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Constantine, Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, Parenthood, The Sing-Off, State of Affairs, and The Voice.
Note: Due to a Nielsen error, some early season ratings have changed because the company has issued restated numbers.
The averages are based on the final national numbers (live plus same day viewing). The demos are typically reported with one decimal place but I’ve included two for more accurate ranking.
Keep in mind that the demo numbers are typically what’s most important to advertisers. Therefore, that’s how the networks measure success. Advertisers pay more for ad time on a show that has a higher demo rating. Because older viewers don’t count? No, it’s because younger viewers watch less traditional TV and are harder to reach.
How are your shows doing? Check the current rankings (broken out by network):
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better?