August 24, 2019



Little competition for an NFL PRESEASON game, and several of the other preliminary numbers below may be adjusted down on Monday for local NFL preemptions.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis follows the chart.

CBS:  The night’s national NFL PRESEASON game had a preliminary 0.7.

ABC:  WHAT WOULD YOU DO (0.5) and 20/20 (0.5) are each currently up 0.1, preceded by reruns at 0.5/0.5. 

NBC:  As of now, DATELINE is up 0.1 to 0.6, preceded by an AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rerun at 0.5.

CW:  MASTERS OF ILLUSION gained 0.1 to 0.2, THE BIG STAGE held at 0.1, and a rerun HYPNOTIZE ME was at 0.1.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3/0.3.

There’s little to talk about in tonight’s primetime line-up.  On Sunday, CBS has the season finale of INSTINCT, and the scripted cable turnover continues, with the premiere of Showtime’s ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, and the beginnings of the final seasons for Starz’s POWER, HBO’s BALLERS and Showtime’s THE AFFAIR.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back Monday for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.




About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.