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 2015-16 network TV shows — through the end of week four (Sunday, October 18, 2015).
ABC shows (so far): 20/20, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Black-ish, Blood & Oil, Castle, Dancing With The Stars, Dr. Ken, Fresh Off The Boat, The Goldbergs, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Last Man Standing, Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD, The Middle, Modern Family, The Muppets, Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Quantico, Scandal, and Shark Tank.
CBS shows this season (so far): 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Code Black, Criminal Minds, CSI: Cyber, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Life In Pieces, Limitless, Madam Secretary, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, and Survivor.
CW shows this season (so far): Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Flash, iZombie, Jane the Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries.
FOX shows this season (so far): Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Gotham, Grandfathered, The Grinder, The Last Man On Earth, Minority Report, Rosewood, Scream Queens, The Simpsons, and Sleepy Hollow.
NBC shows this season (so far): Blindspot, Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Dateline NBC, Heroes Reborn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Mysteries of Laura, The Player, Truth Be Told, Undateable, 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.
What do you think? Are you surprised by any of the ratings? Which shows should be doing better?