November 4, 2019



A strong night for SUNDAY 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.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS returned from a week off at 0.9 (possibly boosted by afternoon sports).  KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS (0.6), SHARK TANK (0.6) and THE ROOKIE (0.5) were all steady.

CBS:  The network had the late afternoon NFL game for the 2nd consecutive week.  60 MINUTES dropped 0.4 from last week’s early number to 1.9, while GOD FRIENDED ME (0.8), NCIS: LA (0.6) and MADAM SECRETARY (0.4) were all down 0.1. 

FOX:  Returning from a week off for the World Series, and without the national NFL boost, comparisons are to October 13.  THE SIMPSONS held at 0.8, but BLESS THE HARTS (0.5), BOB’S BURGERS (0.6) and FAMILY GUY (0.6) were all down 0.1.

CW:  BATWOMAN (0.3) and SUPERGIRL (0.2) were steady.

NBC:  The preliminary 5.9 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up 0.8 from last week’s early number. 

Tonight, HBO launches its latest big swing with the premiere of HIS DARK MATERIALS.

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.