April 17, 2019



A good night for ABC.

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:  BLESS THIS MESS had a promising start.  It was the highest-rated show on the network’s line-up, and its 0.9 was up 0.3 from last week’s season finale of SPLITTING UP TOGETHER.  The rest of the night went well too, with 0.1 increases for AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (0.8), THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (0.7), BLACK-ISH (0.8) and the season finale of THE ROOKIE (0.7).

NBC:  THE VOICE fell 0.2 to a series low 1.0.  THE VILLAGE (0.6) and NEW AMSTERDAM (0.6) were both down 0.1 to series lows.

CBS:  NCIS dipped 0.1 to 1.1.  FBI returned from a week off at 0.9, which was steady with its last airing and up 0.2 from last week’s premiere of THE CODE.  NCIS: NEW ORLEANS gained 0.1 to 0.7.  

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR (0.7) and MENTAL SAMURAI (0.5) were steady.

CW:  THE FLASH aired its first original since March 19, and it was up 0.1 to 0.6.  ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO rose 0.1 to 0.3.

Tonight, CBS has the season premiere of THE AMAZING RACE, and Syfy airs the season finale of THE MAGICIANS.

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.