May 3, 2019



A crossover paid off.

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:  A ShondaLand crossover pushed GREY’S ANATOMY up 0.1 to 1.4, and really worked for STATION 19, up 0.4 to 1.2.  However, FOR THE PEOPLE remained at 0.5.

CBS:  THE BIG BANG THEORY (1.8), YOUNG SHELDON (1.4) and LIFE IN PIECES (0.8) were steady, while MOM gained 0.1 to 1.1.  SWAT held at 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE rose 0.2 to 0.9, AP BIO (0.5) and ABBY’S (0.4) were each up 0.1, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE stayed at 0.5.  SVU was up 0.1 to 0.8.

CW:  The final season premiere of IZOMBIE was down 0.1 from 2018 to 0.2, and IN THE DARK lost 0.1 to a series low 0.1.

FOX:  MISS USA was up 0.1 from 2018 (when it aired on a Monday) to 0.7.

Tonight, ABC has the news special SCREENTIME. 

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.