November 19, 2018



Not much movement.

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:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS held at 0.8, and DANCING WITH THE STARS JR gained 0.1 to 0.7.  A new episode of SHARK TANK returned from a 2-week break up 0.1 to 0.8, followed by a rerun at 0.6.

CBS:  Comparisons are to November 4, the last time the network didn’t have the late NFL game.  60 MINUTES lost 0.1 to 1.0, GOD FRIENDED ME remained at 0.8, while NCIS: LA (0.8) and MADAM SECRETARY (0.6) were each up 0.1.

FOX:  Similarly, comparisons are to November 4, when FOX also had the late national game.  THE SIMPSONS fell 0.3 to 1.6, and BOB’S BURGERS was down 0.1 to 1.2, while FAMILY GUY (1.1) and REL (0.6) were steady.

CW:  SUPERGIRL and CHARMED stayed at 0.3/0.3.

NBC:  The preliminary 5.3 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.6 from last week’s early number.

ABC airs the fall finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS tonight.  On cable, AMC begins the 3-night run of the limited series THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL.

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 Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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.