May 13, 2019



NOTE:  the CBS line-up aired about 7 minutes late in most of the country, which may lead to adjustments.

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 gained 0.1 to 1.0, AMERICAN IDOL lost 0.1 to 1.1, and the season finale of SHARK TANK was up 0.1 to 0.8.

FOX:  On a season finale night, THE SIMPSONS was down 0.2 from last week to 0.5 (down 0.3 from the 2018 finale), BOB’S BURGERS was down 0.1 from last week to 0.6 (also down 0.1 from 2018), and FAMILY GUY was steady with last week’s 0.7 (down 0.1 from last year).  The new episodes were bracketed by a PARADISE HOTEL rerun at 0.2 and a FAMILY GUY rerun at 0.6.

CBS:  60 MINUTES gained 0.1 to 0.7, THE RED LINE held at 0.4, and NCIS: LA was up 0.1 to 0.6.

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

NBC:  After 0.5 for a run of the movie SECRET LIFE OF PETS (the NBCU-produced sequel is opening soon) and 0.4 for a rerun ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES, a new GOOD GIRLS dropped 0.1 to 0.4.

ABC has the season premiere of THE BACHELORETTE tonight, and the evening’s finales include CBS’s BULL, FOX’s 9-1-1, CW’s ARROW and History’s KNIGHTFALL.

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.