April 19, 2019



LIFE IN PIECES had a subdued set of premieres.

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.

CBS:  The holdovers returned from a week off.  THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped 0.2 to 1.8, MOM slipped 0.1 to 1.0, and SWAT was up 0.1 to 0.8.  LIFE IN PIECES aired at 8:30PM (1.0) and 9:30PM (0.8), down from the November 2017 premiere’s 1.2, although more in line with the May 2018 finale’s 1.0.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY fell 0.3 to a series low 1.2, STATION 19 held at 0.9, and FOR THE PEOPLE was steady at 0.5.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE (0.9), AP BIO (0.5) and ABBY’S (0.4) were steady, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was down 0.1 to 0.5.  SVU dropped 0.2 to 0.5.

FOX:  GOTHAM aired for the first time sine March 21, and remained at 0.6.  THE ORVILLE held last week’s 0.6.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL (0.4) and IN THE DARK (0.2) were steady.

ABC airs a primetime NBC PLAYOFFS game tonight, and CBS has another of its colorized I LOVE LUCY specials.

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."