October 27, 2020


NOTE: ABC numbers below (especially EMERGENCY CALL) will decline somewhat in the official nationals because of local pre-emptions for NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL in Chicago (WLS) and Los Angeles (KABC).

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.

ABC:  Currently, DANCING WITH THE STARS (1.0) and EMERGENCY CALL (0.6) are up 0.2.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER gained 0.1 to 1.0.  The special ESSENTIAL HEROES followed at 0.2, and ONE DAY AT A TIME was steady at 0.2/0.2.

NBC:  THE VOICE dropped 0.2 to 1.0, and WEAKEST LINK was also down 0.2 to 0.6.

FOX:  LA’S FINEST fell 0.2 to 0.4, and FILTHY RICH was down 0.1 to 0.3.

CW:  The new WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY was up 0.1  to 0.2, and the rerun as well as PENN & TELLER: FOOL US held at 0.2.

Tonight, original scripted drama returns to the broadcast world, as NBC airs the 2-episode season premiere of THIS IS US.

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

Note: The fast affiliate-based ratings below measure what aired on network affiliates in 210 U.S. markets from 8-11 pm Eastern & Pacific or 7-10 pm Central & Mountain. The numbers are some combination of the network schedule and any pre-emptions (such as local news or weather coverage). Accurate program ratings will be available this afternoon with the broadcast finals.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Monday cable programs and broadcast finals.






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.


  1. Destiny

    CBS should have aired reruns of The Neighborhood in those slots. Airing a flop streaming turned cable sitcom was only going to end in catastrophically bad ratings. If you want to grab something off cable get Paramount to give up Yellowstone.

    • Monzo

      Remember when Dexter aired on CBS? Those were the days… I have to say, I thought ODAAT would do much better, was thinking people who used to watch the original and got no streaming account would enjoy new episodes.

      • Destiny

        Maybe the show would have done better had it not started as a Netflix series which had since moved to cable. Perhaps if these were first season episodes airing for the first time viewer interest would have been there.

      • nan

        Attention ABC, CBS, NBC:

        Do not air sitcoms at 10:00pm. When was the last time a network sitcom succeeded at 10:00pm? Not in my lifetime!

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