March 13, 2019



THE BACHELOR took the 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 second half of the season finale of THE BACHELOR tied Monday night’s 2.3.  However, that big lead-in did little for the VIDEOS AFTER DARK special that followed at 0.8.

NBC:  After 1.2 for ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES, THIS IS US gained 0.1 to 1.8.  NEW AMSTERDAM held at 1.0.

CBS:  Returning from a rerun week, NCIS dropped 0.1 to a season low 1.1, FBI was steady at 1.0, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was down 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  The 2-hour season premiere of MASTERCHEF JR was at 0.7, just slightly better than last week’s CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN rerun, and down 0.2 from last season’s premiere.

CW:  THE FLASH slowed by 0.1 to a series low 0.5, and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO was also down 0.1 to 0.2.

Tonight’s midseason return of EMPIRE will be more fraught than usual, thanks to the Jussie Smollett mess.  (STAR returns, too.)  CBS airs the season finale of THE WORLD’S BEST.

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.