March 11, 2019



A bad night for almost everyone.

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:  AMERICAN IDOL was the night’s highest rated show, but it fell 0.4 from last week to tie its ABC low at 1.3.  The evening started with AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, down 0.2 to 0.9, and ended with SHARK TANK, down 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  After a rerun at 0.5, WORLD OF DANCE lost 0.1 to 0.9.  GOOD GIRLS dropped 0.1 to a series low 0.6.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was down 0.1 to 0.8, and GOD FRIENDED ME shed 0.1 to a series low 0.6.  The special ARETHA! A GRAMMY CELEBRATION was at 0.7.

FOX:  After an hour of reruns at 0.5/0.4, THE SIMPSONS (0.8) and BOB’S BURGERS (0.8) were steady, and FAMILY GUY was the only show with a positive night, up 0.1 to 0.9.  It was followed by a rerun at 0.7.

CW:  SUPERGIRL (0.3) and CHARMED (0.2) were each down 0.1.

Primetime tonight includes season finales for ABC’s THE GOOD DOCTOR and FOX’s THE PASSAGE.

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 Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."