April 22, 2019



NOTE:  The live AMERICAN IDOL may rise in final numbers once west coast viewing is calculated in.

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 is currently at 1.2, down 0.1 from last week’s final.  SHARK TANK was steady at 0.8.  The night began with a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.8.

CBS:  60 MINUTES lost 0.2 to 0.7.  A MOTOWN 60 special was low at 0.6, and the season finale of MADAM SECRETARY held at 0.4.

NBC:  WORLD OF DANCE stayed at 0.7, and GOOD GIRLS was down 0.1 to 0.5.  The night started with a rerun ELLEN’S GME OF GAMES at 0.4.

CW:  SUPERGIRL (0.3) and CHARMED (0.2) were steady with their last original episodes 3 weeks ago.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3-0.6.

Tonight, CBS has the season finale of THE NEIGHBORHOOD, and HBO premieres GENTLEMAN JACK, as it begins its campaign to expand original programming to Monday nights.

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.