September 20, 2019


Note:  ABC numbers below inflated slightly by local NFL pre-emption in Jacksonville for THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (aired nationally on NFL Network), and FOX numbers inflated slightly by local NFL pre-emption in Nashville. All networks could also be inflated by local news pre-emptions in Houston for weather/flooding coverage. 

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.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER dropped 0.1 to 1.1.  It was preceded by YOUNG SHELDON reruns at 0.6/0.6, and followed by an FBI rerun at 0.3.

NBC:  A RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY special was at 0.4, and a PALEY CENTER SALUTES THE GOOD PLACE special was at 0.2.  An SVU rerun followed at 0.2.

ABC:  Currently,  A LAST DAYS OF PHIL HARTMAN special is at 0.7.  It was preceded by a CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD rerun at 0.8.

FOX:  The night’s MLB game is currently at 0.7.

CW:  THE OUTPOST gained 0.1 to 0.2, and the finale of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORY was up 0.1 to 0.2, followed by a rerun at 0.1.

Tonight, Syfy’s KILLJOYS ends its run.

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.