June 17, 2019



An easy win for golf.

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.

FOX:  The final round of the US OPEN had a preliminary 1.5.

ABC:  After 0.5 for a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS, a special 20/20 featuring a Trump interview was at 0.6.  With that lead-in rather than the usual CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, THE $100,000 PYRAMID fell 0.3 to 0.6, and TO TELL THE TRUTH was down 0.2 to 0.6.

CBS:  Back-to-back episodes of 60 MINUTES were at 0.5/0.4, compared to last week’s 0.6.  The first linear runs of streaming series THE GOOD FIGHT were low at 0.3/0.3.

CW:  BURDEN OF TRUTH held at 0.1, the same as the rerun WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY that followed.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.3-0.6.

ABC opens the doors on its summer soap GRAND HOTEL tonight, and the MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS air. 

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.