May 24, 2019



Welcome to summer network TV.

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 special THIS IS FARRAH FAWCETT was the highest-rated original programming of the night at 0.7.  A rerun SHARK TANK followed at 0.4.

CBS:  After reruns at 0.6-0.7, LIFE IN PIECES fell 0.2 from its last episode to 0.6.  The final season premiere of ELEMENTARY was down 0.1 from the 2018 premiere (on a Monday in April) to 0.5.

NBC:  This year’s 2-hour edition of the RED NOSE DAY special dropped 0.1 from the 2018 hour to 0.4.  An episode of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT was at 0.4.

FOX:  PARADISE HOTEL held last week’s 0.4.

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

Tonight, CW’s DYNASTY ends its season, NBC’s BLINDSPOT returns from its sweeps banishment, and CBS’s WHISTLEBLOWER has its season premiere.

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."