February 15, 2019



Valentine’s Day may have affected some of the night’s shows.

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:  It may not have been a great idea to premiere a new GREY’S ANATOMY on Valentine’s Day, and the result was a 0.2 drop to a series low 1.4.  A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (1.0) and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (0.6) were steady.

CBS:  After rerun sitcoms at 1.2/1.1, MOM (1.1) and FAM (0.8) returned from a week off down 0.2.  SWAT gained 0.1 to 0.9.

NBC:  THE TITAN GAMES climbed 0.2 to 1.1.  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.8) and WILL & GRACE (0.7) each lost 0.1.  SVU held at 0.8. 

FOX:  GOTHAM returned from a rerun week down 0.1 to 0.6, and THE ORVILLE stayed at 0.7.

CW:  TOP 14 GREATEST VALENTINE’S DAY MOVIES was at 0.2, followed by a LEGACIES rerun at 0.2.

Tonight, FOX premieres its legal drama PROVEN INNOCENT. 

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.