May 10, 2019



PARADISE HOTEL was no paradise.

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:  Coming off a crossover event, GREY’S ANATOMY lost 0.1 to 1.3, and STATION 19 fell a heavier 0.3 to 0.9.  The now-canceled FOR THE PEOPLE dropped 0.1 to 0.4.

CBS:  The entire line-up was steady, with THE BIG BANG THEORY at 1.9, YOUNG SHELDON at 1.5, the season finale of MOM at 1.1 (compared to last year’s 1.5/1.3), LIFE IN PIECES at 0.8, and SWAT at 0.7.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE was at 0.8/0.7 compared to last week’s 0.9.  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was up 0.1 to 0.6, and ABBY’S stayed at 0.4.  SVU dipped 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  The premiere of PARADISE HOTEL was lackluster at 0.5.

CW:  IZOMBIE remained at 0.2, and IN THE DARK rose 0.1 to 0.2.

AGENTS OF SHIELD returns to ABC tonight, and there are season finales for MACGYVER and BLUE BLOODS on CBS, as well as LAST MAN STANDING, THE COOL KIDS and PROVEN INNOCENT on FOX.


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.


  1. Amaury

    Splitting Up Together, I Feel Bad, and The Cool Kids are officially canceled.

    • ChrisM

      The Cool Kids people will not be happy. It seems quite a few enjoy that one. I thought it was doing well for FOX even if not Last Man Standing’s numbers that came before it.

      • Amaury

        I haven’t been able to enjoy it at all. The last episode I saw was the one on February 1. After that, Fox on DirecTV went down and is still down.

        • ChrisM

          My condolences. Hulu has it and I just discovered they no longer offer it for free. However, Episodes 17 through 21 are available on something called Yahoo View now, but 17 may be about to expire. That is free.

          I saw the first couple of episodes, but did not really care for it. I did appreciate that someone made a show for older audiences with an older cast.

  2. outsider

    I’m suprised “The Cool Kids” has been cancelled. The ratings were heading downward, but they didn’t seem to warrant a cancellation. Maybe a reduced episode order.

    I guess the arrival of “Smackdown” means FOX doesn’t have enough room in its schedule. Friday was the perfect day for it and the only other option based on the network’s needs would have been Tuesday when the competition is much more fierce.

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