July 29, 2019



More of the same.

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:  CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD slipped 0.1 to 0.8, THE $100,000 PYRAMID gained 0.1 to 0.8, and TO TELL THE TRUTH held at 0.6.  The night started with a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.6.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was up 0.1 to 0.6, BIG BROTHER was down 0.1 to 1.0, and both INSTINCT (0.3) and THE GOOD FIGHT (0.2) were steady.

NBC:  A TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP special was at 0.3, preceded by a rerun HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT at 0.2, and followed by a rerun AMERICA’S GOT TALENT at 0.5.

FOX:  WHAT JUST HAPPENED? stayed at 0.2.  It was preceded by reruns at 0.1-0.4.

CW:  Reruns of PANDORA at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight, HBO’s YEARS AND YEARS ends its limited run, and ABC’s THE BACHELORETTE begins its two-night season finale.

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."