October 25, 2019



WILL & GRACE fans didn’t flock to its return.

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.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE (0.8), PERFECT HARMONY (0.4) and THE GOOD PLACE (0.6) were steady.  The final season premiere of WILL & GRACE fell 50% from its 2018 premiere to 0.5, although that was up 0.2 from last week’s SUNNYSIDE.  SVU gained 0.1 to 0.7.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY was up 0.1 to 1.3, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS rose 0.2 to 0.9, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER climbed 0.1 to 0.5.

CBS:  YOUNG SHELDON (1.1) and THE UNICORN (0.8) were both up 0.1.  MOM (0.8) and CAROL’S SECOND ACT (0.7) were both steady.  However, the just-renewed EVIL lost 0.2 to 0.5.

FOX:  The preliminary 2.8 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.1 from last week’s early number.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL held at 0.3, and LEGACIES was down 0.1 to 0.2.

The WORLD SERIES resumes on FOX tonight.

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 cable programs from this day.




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."