October 4, 2019



SUNNYSIDE seems poised to be the first new fall series to perish.

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:  GREY’S ANATOMY dropped 0.2 from last week’s season premiere to 1.3, and both A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (0.9) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (0.5) were down 0.1.

CBS:  YOUNG SHELDON slipped 0.1 from last week’s final number to 1.0, while THE UNICORN (0.8), MOM (0.8), CAROL’S SECOND ACT (0.7) and SWAT (0.6) were all steady.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE (0.8) and PERFECT HARMONY (0.5) were steady.  THE GOOD PLACE lost 0.1 to 0.6, and SUNNYSIDE dropped 0.1 to an awful 0.3.  SVU held last week’s 0.7.

FOX:  The preliminary 3.7 for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 0.2 from last week’s early number.

CW:  The 2nd night of the IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special was at 0.2.

THE BLACKLIST returns to NBC tonight, and FOX airs its first official episode of WWE SMACKDOWN.

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 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.