September 17, 2019



DANCING WITH THE STARS had a mild bump in its season premiere.

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:  DANCING WITH THE STARS premiered at 1.0, up 0.1 from the 2018 premiere.  A MAKING THE GIFT special was at 0.4.

NBC:  The season finale of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR rose 0.3 to 1.1.  It was followed by an NBC PRIMETIME PREVIEW promo special at 0.5.  Note, these numbers are subject to preemption due to local MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL preemptions.

FOX:  The season finale of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was at 0.4, steady with last week.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.3-0.5.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2-0.3 for now, but these numbers may also come down in finals due to local MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL preemptions.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE and BRING THE FUNNY have their season finales tonight.

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.