May 27, 2020



AMERICA’S GOT TALENT returned, but not quite as big as it’s been.

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 season premiere of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was at 1.4, down 0.3 from 2019.  It was followed by the season premiere of WORLD OF DANCE at 1.0, down 0.4 from its last premiere in February 2019.

ABC:  After reruns at 0.5/0.4, the news special OUR NEW REALITY was at 0.4, and the premiere of THE GENETIC DETECTIVE was at 0.4

CW:  STARGIRL held last week’s premiere 0.3, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW was steady at 0.2.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.5/0.5/0.5.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3/0.3.

Tonight, ABC begins the final season of AGENTS OF SHIELD, and CBS premieres GAME ON.

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 THURSDAY morning for detailed demographic ratings for top Tuesday cable programs — another delay caused by the Memorial Day holiday.






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.


  1. 69 Road Runner

    Great hold for Stargirl! I think it’s officially a hit (at least for The CW).

    • Destiny

      I agree, the CW numbers are just bad these days for most of their shows.

    • Raiderguy

      Yeah it’s been a fun watch so far! What I’ve read from others who watch it they are all in agreement as well. I’m sure it’ll get a second season, but the better question is will it stay under the same agreement with DC streaming and CW broadcast or will that change in some capacity?

      Also SHIELD returns tonight finally! Any takers on a rating prediction? I’m going to be optimistic and go with a 0.5. As sad as that sounds…

      • 69 Road Runner

        I was very optimistically hoping for a 0.7 or better since it premieres right after a huge Marvel movie, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

        • Raiderguy

          I don’t know if Thor the Dark World is a huge marvel movie, but to each their own I guess?

          • 69 Road Runner

            It grossed nearly 650 million BO, so not Avengers or Avatar huge, yet still darn big! I liked it the least of the 3 Thor movies, but it was still an okay flick.

          • Rilm

            it’ll do something b/t 1.75-2.2M viewers and a 0.5 TOPS, but bet its a 0.4

      • ChrisM

        I do wonder how many of those viewers know it is edited down from the DC streaming run. I saw the first episode on CW and thought it OK enough to continue, but I’ll wait to watch the rest on DC’s service should I ever decide to try it.

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