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2014-2015 Television Season

The 2014-2015 television season is the 69th network season in United States television history. It began on Monday, August 25, 2014 and ended on Sunday, May 31, 2015. The effective start date of the 2014-15 season for the purposes of audience measurement was Saturday, September 27, 2014 through Friday, September 25, 2015.

Highest-Rated Programs

Top 5 ranking of the highest achieved rating by programs during the span of the 2014-15 TV season.

RankProgramNetworkRating
HighLow
1Young and the RestlessCBS1.681.55
2Bold and the BeautifulCBS1.281.19
3General HospitalABC1.040.82
4The ViewABC0.980.75
5Days of Our LivesNBC0.880.80

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 ranking of designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2014-2015 TV season. See the complete 2014-2015 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,442,2706.539%
2Los Angeles5,523,8004.854%
3Chicago3,477,2503.055%
4Philadelphia2,953,7602.595%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,603,6802.288%
6San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,476,8602.176%
7Boston-Manchester2,423,6402.130%
8Washington-Hagerstown2,408,9902.117%
9Atlanta2,334,5202.051%
10Houston2,301,2302.022%

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2014-15 TV season. See the extended 2014-2015 universe estimates.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households116,400,000
Persons 2+296,080,000
Persons 2-1139,240,00013.3%
Persons 6-1123,710,0008.01%
Persons 12-1724,510,0008.28%
Persons 12-3492,470,00031.2%
Persons 18+232,330,00078.5%
Persons 18-2428,830,0009.74%
Persons 18-3467,960,00023.0%
Persons 18-49126,980,00042.9%

Events

2014

August

  1. Championship Drive premieres on ESPN.

September

  1. Mike & Molly premieres on Syndication.
  2. World News Tonight with David Muir premieres on ABC.
    Blue Bloods premieres on NewsNation.
  3. Bitchin' Rides premieres on MotorTrend.
  4. Meet the Press with Chuck Todd premieres on NBC.
    GameDay Live premieres on NFL Network.
  5. Hot Bench premieres on Syndication.
  6. Black-ish premieres on ABC.
  7. Henry Ford's Innovation Nation premieres on CBS.
  8. This is Life with Lisa Ling premieres on CNN.
    Heroes & Icons is launched.

October

  1. The Flash premieres on CW.

November

  1. Holiday Baking Championship premieres on Food Network.

December

  1. G4 is shut down.

2015

  1. 2 Broke Girls premieres on TBS.
    Blue Bloods premieres on Syndication.
    TV Land Classic is launched.

January

  1. Island Life premieres on HGTV.
  2. Expedition Unknown premieres on Discovery.
  3. NCAA Football premieres on ESPN.
  4. Nightwatch premieres on A&E.

February

  1. Kids Baking Championship premieres on Food Network.
  2. See No Evil premieres on ID.

March

  1. My Lottery Dream Home premieres on HGTV.
  2. AccuWeather is launched.
  3. Late Late Show with James Corden premieres on CBS.

April

  1. Engineering Disasters premieres on History.
  2. Spring Baking Championship premieres on Food Network.

May

  1. Gutfeld premieres on Fox News.

June

  1. Seventies premieres on CNN.
  2. Alone premieres on History.
  3. Celebrity Family Feud premieres on ABC.
    BattleBots premieres on Discovery.
  4. Forged in Fire premieres on History.
    Nightly News with Lester Holt premieres on NBC.

July

  1. CNN Newsroom Live premieres on CNN.
  2. Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet premieres on Animal Planet.
  3. Naked and Afraid XL premieres on Discovery.
  4. I Am Jazz premieres on TLC.
  5. Port Protection Alaska premieres on Nat Geo.

August

  1. Valerie's Home Cooking premieres on Food Network.

September

  1. CBS Fall Preview premieres on CBS.
  2. Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres on CBS.
  3. 2 Broke Girls premieres on Syndication.

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