November 25, 2019



A stable night for the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.

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:  The AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS slipped 0.1 to 1.7, much steadier than 2018’s 0.6 drop from the prior year, although it should be noted that the 2018 edition aired on a less-watched Tuesday night.  The night started with AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, which held last week’s 0.8.

CBS:  FOX had the national afternoon NFL game, so comparisons are to 2 weeks ago.  60 MINUTES was steady at 0.7, GOD FRIENDED ME gained 0.1 to 0.6, NCIS: LA stayed at 0.6, and MADAM SECRETARY was up 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  For the same reason, comparisons are to 2 weeks ago.  THE SIMPSONS remained at 1.8, BLESS THE HARTS rose 0.2 to 1.0, BOB’S BURGERS was up 0.1 to 0.9, and FAMILY GUY was steady at 0.9.

NBC:  The preliminary 4.8 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up half a point from last week’s early number.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight, ABC airs the fall finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS, and note that the early rating tomorrow morning will likely be inflated due to local airing of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL in LA.

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.