April 26, 2019



On a thunderous night for Marvel, DC’s GOTHAM went quietly to the superhero retirement home.

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.

FOX:  The series finale of GOTHAM was at 0.5, down 0.1 from last week and also from last season’s finale.  The season finale of THE ORVILLE was at 0.7, up 0.1 from last week but down 0.2 from the Season 1 finale.

CW:  The season finale of SUPERNATURAL was at 0.3, steady with last week but down 0.2 from the 2018 finale.  IN THE DARK held last week’s 0.2.

ABC:  The broadcast portion of the NFL DRAFT was up 0.1 from last year’s edition (which aired on FOX) to 1.2.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped 0.2 to a series low 1.7.  YOUNG SHELDON aired its first new episode since April 4, and slipped 0.1 to 1.4.  MOM gained 0.1 to 1.1, and LIFE IN PIECES was steady with last week’s 9:30PM episode at 0.8.  SWAT lost 0.1 to 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE fell 0.2 to 0.7, and AP BIO was down 0.1 to 0.4.  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was steady at 0.5, but ABBY’S dropped 0.1 to an ugly 0.3.  SVU returned from a week off down 0.1 to 0.7. 

Tonight, ABC continues its coverage of the NFL DRAFT, and NBC airs back-to-back episodes of THE BLACKLIST.

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.