April 5, 2019



The CBS Thursday line-up returned from its NCAA break.

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:  With the exception of FAM, the line-up hadn’t aired new episodes since March 7.  THE BIG BANG THEORY dropped 0.2 to a series-low 1.9, YOUNG SHELDON was steady at 1.4, MOM slipped 0.1 to 1.1, FAM lost 0.2 to 0.7 (steady with its March 14 episode on a rerun night), and SWAT fell 0.2 to 0.7. 

CW:  SUPERNATURAL returned from a rerun week down 0.1 to 0.3, and then the series premiere of IN THE DARK was soft at 0.2.

ABC:  GREY’S ANATOMY (1.5) and STATION 19 (0.9) were down 0.1, and FOR THE PEOPLE held at 0.6.

NBC:  Everything was steady:  SUPERSTORE at 0.8, AP BIO at 0.5, the season finale of WILL & GRACE at 0.7, ABBY’S at 0.5, and SVU (returning from a week off) at 0.8.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3/0.3.

Tonight, the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND experience comes to an end on CW, with the series finale followed by a 1-hour music special.  In addition, WARRIOR premieres on CInemax.

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."