June 5, 2020



Some modest declines.

Note: The fast affiliate-based ratings below measure what aired on network affiliates in 210 U.S. markets from 8-11 pm Eastern & Pacific or 7-10 pm Central & Mountain. The numbers are some combination of the network schedule and any pre-emptions (such as local news or weather coverage). Accurate program ratings will be available later this afternoon.

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 season finale of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE was steady at 0.9, while HOLEY MOLEY (0.7) and TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.6) each lost 0.1.

CBS:  MAN WITH A PLAN held at 0.6, and BROKE dropped 0.1 to 0.5.  The night’s reruns were at 0.3-0.6.

NBC:  COUNCIL OF DADS (0.4) and BLINDSPOT (0.3) were steady.  Notwithstanding the chart, they were followed by the news special AMERICA IN CRISIS at 0.3.

FOX:  CELEBRITY WATCH PARTY stayed at 0.4, and LABOR OF LOVE fell 0.1 to 0.2.

CW:  BURDEN OF TRUTH (0.1) and IN THE DARK (0.1) were steady.

Neither of these may register on our Top 150 chart, but tonight on cable HBO’s BETTY airs its season finale, and Cinemax launches the South African crime drama TRACKERS.

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. Destiny

    So it looks like Holey Moley will be airing at 8pm next week, with “Don’t be a Wiseguy” at 9pm. I’m sure ABC will push that Ryan Reynolds is an exec producer for the show.

  2. 69 Road Runner

    That mediocre night for CBS looks like a juggernaut in comparison to FOX….

    • Destiny

      The Fox network seem to be desperately trying to find reality TV which works. These shows are all low budget so it doesn’t matter if they flop, but still.

      • ChrisM

        i think that Hell’s Kitchen was supposed to come back and, maybe, Masterchef Jr., but the pandemic changed plans.

    • Raiderguy

      Yeah I would say it’s worse for NBC considering those are higher budgeted scripted shows and getting the same ratings as FOX.

      • 69 Road Runner

        Yeah, I was mistakenly thinking Labor of Love was a scripted show. I’m just glad that NBC gave Blindspot a proper concluding season.

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