August 10, 2019



NOTE: CBS, NBC and FOX numbers below inflated slightly by a few major-market pre-emptions for NFL Preseason games.

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.

ABC:  This network didn’t have football preemptions, so these numbers should be fairly firm:  the WE DAY special at 0.3 (down 0.2 from last year’s edition), the season premiere of WHAT WOULD YOU DO at 0.5 (down 0.1 from the May 2018 premiere), and 20/20 up 0.1 from last week to 0.5.

CW:  Likewise, MASTERS OF ILLUSION may stay up 0.1 to 0.2, and THE BIG STAGE steady at 0.1.  A HYPNOTIZE ME rerun was at 0.1.

NBC:  DATELINE is currently steady at 0.5, with an AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rerun at 0.6.

CBS:  The night’s reruns are currently at 0.4 across the board.

FOX:  Reruns, currently at 0.5/0.5.

Tonight, HBO airs the special MY FAVORITE SHAPES.  On Sunday, FOX has the TEEN CHOICE 2019 special, HBO’s SUCCESSION returns, and there are finales for CLAWS and Showtime’s THE LOUDEST VOICE. 


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.