July 3, 2020



The start of the long holiday weekend brought an increased level of reruns.

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.

NBC:  The series finale of COUNCIL OF DADS (0.4) and BLINDSPOT (0.3) were steady, followed by a rerun of SVU at 0.2.

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

ABC:  Reruns at 0.5/0.4/0.4.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.3-0.5.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3/0.2.

Tonight, as a tribute to the late Carl Reiner, CBS airs a special featuring colorized episodes of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

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 Monday afternoon.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back MONDAY afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs and broadcast finals, the first of several delays caused by the Independence Day holiday weekend.






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. In your Cable Ratings delay disclaimer, did you mean final Thursday results instead of Friday?

    • Shan

      It’s the Thursday numbers since Friday ones do come out on that day. And the networks put out reruns from Thursday due to the bullshit holiday delay of the monopoly ratings provider.

  2. Destiny

    The CW network should stop wasting money trying to make Lucy Hale a thing. She’s not leading role material and her continuous bombs on the network are a huge waste of everyones time.

    For those unaware, megahit series Katy Keene was finally canceled.

    • Riff

      The CW network should stop wasting money trying to make the CW network a thing.

      • 69 Road Runner

        Ouch. A few of their DC Comics shows I find to be quite enjoyable.

        • ChrisM

          And I, for one, have dropped them along the way due to numerous issues. I’ve stuck with Flash more than I should have and it’s likely to be next on my chopping block, followed by Legends, which has become a bit too ridiculous.

          Out of curiosity, I will probably watch Batwoman to see how they handle the change in actresses, but beyond that, I don’t know.

          • ntscuser

            Congratulations on sticking it that long. I gave up on Legends after the first episode!

          • ChrisM

            The second season of Legends was the best. Everything kind of came together with the cast having much improved chemistry and the show getting lighter. Now, though, it has just swung too far the other way with the cast losing that chemistry and some like Dominic Purcell and Nick Zano becoming useless and Matt Ryan’s Constantine becoming something of an embarrassment.

  3. Amaury

    You’d think yesterday’s ratings would be posted as normal today and then the delay would start with tonight’s ratings since today isn’t the holiday.

  4. Nan

    I think NBC blew it by not renewing “Council of Dads”. Respectable ratings / respectable quality.

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