April 10, 2019



THE CODE had a soft start.

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.

CBS:  After a steady 1.1 for NCIS, THE CODE had a special premiere airing before moving to its regular slot next Monday, and launched at 0.7, down 0.2 from last week’s FBI.  With that lower lead-in, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS dropped 0.2 to 0.6.

NBC:  A Tuesday installment of THE VOICE was at 1.2, leading into the timeslot premiere of THE VILLAGE, which was steady with last week’s 10PM airing at 0.7.  However, that gave NEW AMSTERDAM a lower lead-in than it had with THIS IS US, and it fell 0.3 from its last episode on March 12 to 0.7.

ABC:  Returning from a week off, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was down 0.1 to 0.7, and THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT was steady at 0.6.  BLACK-ISH (0.7) and the season finale of SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (0.6) held last week’s numbers.  THE ROOKIE lost 0.1 to 0.6.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR (0.7) and MENTAL SAMURAI (0.6) were steady.

CW:  Returning from a rerun week, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO remained at 0.2.  It was preceded by a rerun of THE FLASH at 0.2.

With MILLION DOLLAR MILE derailed to Saturdays, CBS will air a rerun of NCIS in the 9PM hour tonight.

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."