May 15, 2019

The Sked: Tuesday Network Scorecard 5.14.2019


Another night of finales that were fairly steady for this season, but down significantly from 2018.

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:  NCIS gained 0.1 to 1.1.  The season finale of FBI was at 0.8, which was steady with last week but down 0.4 from last year’s season finale of BULL in that slot.  The NCIS: NEW ORLEANS season finale was down 0.1 from last week to 0.6, and down half a point from the 2018 finale.

CW:  THE FLASH held last week’s 0.5, which was down 0.3 from last year’s finale.  The 100 stayed at last week’s 0.3.

ABC:  AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (0.8) and THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (0.6) were steady with last week.  BLACK-ISH returned from a week off down 0.1 to 0.6, and BLESS THIS MESS returned to the 9:30PM slot steady with last week’s 0.6.  1969 dropped 0.1 to 0.3.

NBC:  THE VILLAGE remained at 0.6.  THE VOICE (1.0) and the season finale of NEW AMSTERDAY (0.9) were each up 0.1.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR held last week’s 0.7, and MENTAL SAMURAI dropped 0.1 to 0.4.

Tonight’s season finales include CBS’s SURVIVOR and CW’s RIVERDALE.

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."