October 22, 2019


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Written by: Mitch Metcalf


NOTE:  ABC and CW ratings may be inflated by local preemptions for MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.

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 and comparisons follow the chart.

CBS:  THE NEIGHBORHOOD (0.9), ALL RISE (0.7) and BULL (0.7) were each up 0.1.  BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA held at 0.7.

NBC:  THE VOICE dipped 0.1 to 1.3, and the all-but-canceled BLUFF CITY LAW stayed at 0.5.

FOX:  9-1-1 gained 0.1 to 1.5,a nd PRODIGAL SON remained at 0.8.

ABC:  Currently, DANCING WITH THE STARS is steady at 0.9, and THE GOOD DOCTOR is up 0.2 to 1.0.

CW:  ALL AMERICAN (0.3) and BLACK LIGHTNING (0.3) are both currently up 0.1.

Tonight is a big one for sports:  FOX begins its coverage of the WORLD SERIES, and TNT hosts opening night of the NBA season with a doubleheader.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon 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.