April 24, 2019



Viewers had little interest in a documentary series about 1969.

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 network switched the timeslots of its 8PM/9PM shows, with the result that THE VILLAGE held at 0.6, THE VOICE dropped 0.1 to 0.9, and NEW AMSTERDAM gained 0.2 to 0.8.

ABC:  AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was steady at 0.8, and was followed by a rerun of the BLESS THIS MESS pilot at 0.6.  BLACK-ISH lost 0.1 to 0.7, and the new episode of BLESS THIS MESS dropped 0.2 to 0.7.  The premiere of 1969 was low at 0.4.

CW:  THE FLASH remained at 0.5, and the season finale of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO gained 0.1 to 0.3.

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

CBS:  After NCIS reruns at 0.7/0.6, a new NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was down 0.1 to 0.6.

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."