August 19, 2019



BIG BROTHER outrated preseason NFL football.

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:  After a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.6, CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD aired its first new episode since July 28 and was steady at 0.8.  THE $100,000 PYRAMID (0.6) and TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.5) were each down 0.1.

CBS:  60 MINUTES is currently up 0.4 to 0.9, but that may be inflated by afternoon football.  BIG BROTHER rose 0.1 to 1.3.  Back-to-back INSTINCT episodes were at 0.5/0.3, slightly up from last week’s 0.4/0.3.

FOX:  A national NFL PRESEASON game had a preliminary 1.1.  The night started with reruns at 0.5/0.7, numbers that also may come down after adjustment for afternoon football.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.3-0.4.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight, CW premieres the comedy I SHIP IT, and FOX’s BEAT SHAZAM airs its 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."