Which TV shows are doing the best? The worst? 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 three (Sunday, October 12, 2014).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Black-ish, Castle, Cristela, Dancing with the Stars, Forever, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Last Man Standing, Manhattan Love Story, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, Revenge, Scandal, Selfie, and Shark Tank.
Note: Due to a Nielsen error, some ABC ratings for the second and third week of the season may change once the company issues restated numbers. The first week’s numbers have already been revised.
CBS shows (so far): 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Stalker, and Survivor.
The CW shows (so far): Arrow, The Flash, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries.
FOX shows (so far): Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Gotham, Gracepoint, Hell’s Kitchen, The Mindy Project, Mulaney, New Girl, Red Band Society, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, and Utopia.
NBC shows (so far): A to Z, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Dateline NBC, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Mysteries of Laura, Parenthood, and The Voice.
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?