April 17, 2020



A massive audience turned out for Disney songs.

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:  The DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG special dominated the night at 2.6.  STATION 19 is currently steady at 1.3, although it started after 9PM so that may come down in finals.  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER held at 0.6.

CBS:  Returning from a rerun week, YOUNG SHELDON dropped 0.3 to 1.0, and MAN WITH A PLAN was steady at 0.7.  MOM, also back from a rerun, lost 0.2 to 0.8, and BROKE stayed at 0.7.  TOMMY was down 0.1 to 0.5.

NBC:  After a rerun SUPERSTORE at 0.6, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (0.6) and WILL & GRACE (0.6) were steady, and INDEBTED gained 0.1 to 0.4.  SVU, returning from a rerun week, was up 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  A new LAST MAN STANDING dropped 0.1 to 0.6, followed by a rerun at 0.5.  A rerun MENTAL SAMURAI was at 0.4.

CW:  KATY KEENE returned from a 2-week break at a steady 0.1.  The season premiere of IN THE DARK was at 0.1, down 0.1 from the 2019 premiere.

The networks air their regular line-ups 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."


  1. Destiny

    The CW Presents – Megaflop Thursdays.

    Come one, come all. Come see the shows you don’t want to see. Only on The CW on Thursdays.

    • 69 Road Runner

      Must-Not-See TV

      At least they have The Flash on Tuesdays which is still (sort of) worth watching….

    • Jonathan

      In The Dark is one of the last CW shows Netflix is paying for. It’ll likely run for years regardless of how many people watch it.

  2. Tim

    ABC might as well do the Disney Singalong every week with those numbers. They won’t have the NBA Finals so this might get close to those numbers

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