February 27, 2019



Veterans returned to NBC.

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 midseason Tuesday premiere of THE VOICE was at 2.0, down 0.4 from midseason 2018, but down just 0.1 from last fall.  The 2-hour season premiere of WORLD OF DANCE was at 1.4, down 0.4 from last May’s premiere (where it had a 2.4 lead-in from AMERICA’S GOT TALENT). 

FOX:  The season finale of LETHAL WEAPON lost 0.1 to 0.7, and the season finale of THE GIFTED held at 0.5

ABC:  AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (1.0), THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (0.8) and BLACK-ISH (0.8) were each up 0.1.  SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (0.6) and THE ROOKIE (0.6) were steady.

CBS:  All was steady for NCIS (1.2), FBI (0.9) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.8).

CW:  After an 0.2 lead-in from a rerun of THE FLASH, ROSWELL NEW MEXICO returned from a rerun week down 0.1 to 0.2.

There are season finales tonight for FOX’s THE MASKED SINGER and USA’s SUITS.  In addition, WGNAmerica premieres its new imported drama GONE. 


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 Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."