October 9, 2019



A subdued night.

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 CONNERS lost 0.1 to 1.1, and BLESS THIS MESS was up 0.1 to 0.8.  MIXED-ISH (0.7) and BLACK-ISH (0.7) were steady.  EMERGENCE dropped 0.1 to 0.5.

CBS:  NCIS (1.1) and FBI (0.8) each fell 0.2, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was steady at 0.7.

NBC:  THE VOICE (1.5) and THIS IS US (1.6) were both down 0.1, and NEW AMSTERDAM held at 0.8.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT was steady at 0.7, and EMPIRE lost 0.1 to 0.8.

CW:  The season premiere of THE FLASH was down 0.2 from the 2018 premiere to 0.6.  It was followed by a rerun of the BATWOMAN premiere at 0.3.

Tonight, CW introduces its new take on NANCY DREW, following the season premiere of RIVERDALE.

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. tonnsy

    the conners was actually the same as last week. both had 1.1 in 18-49 in overnights. they went up .1 in the final numbers.

    • Mitch Salem

      Our policy is to compare morning ratings to the previous week’s finals, because small adjustments are often due to isolated local preemptions.

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