June 21, 2019



Game shows are becoming the superhero movies of broadcast 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:  HOLEY MOLEY had a strong premiere at 1.0, with FAMILY FOOD FIGHT a bit less popular at 0.6.  The scripted REEF BREAK debuted at 0.5.

FOX:  After MASTERCHEF at 0.7, SPIN THE WHEEL joined the game show craze at 0.8.

CBS:  A pair of LIFE IN PIECES episodes were at 0.6/0.5, compared to last week’s 0.6.  ELEMENTARY dropped 0.1 to 0.4.  The night began with reruns at 0.7/0.6.

CW:  IZOMBIE held at 0.2, and IN THE DARK was up 0.1 to 0.2.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.3-0.5.

There’s a curious piece of scheduling tonight, as Starz premieres the Richard Gere-led miniseries MOTHERFATHERSON with little evident marketing support on a night the network normally doesn’t program with originals.

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.