May 8, 2019



NCIS may be showing its age.

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 dropped 0.1 to a series low 1.0, which is down 0.6 (38%) from this time last year.  FBI lost 0.1 to 0.8, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was steady at 0.7.

ABC:  AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (0.8) and THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (0.6) were each down 0.1.  A new BLESS THIS MESS was steady with last week’s 0.6, although it was down 0.1 from the BLACK-ISH that ran in that slot last week.  It was followed by a rerun at 0.4.  1969 stayed at 0.4.

NBC:  THE VILLAGE fell 0.1 to 0.6, and both THE VOICE (0.9) and NEW AMSTERDAM (0.8) were steady.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF (0.7) and MENTAL SAMURAI (0.5) were each down 0.1.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.5) and THE 100 (0.3) held last week’s numbers.

Season finales begin in earnest tonight, with THE GOLDBERGS, SCHOOLED, MODERN FAMILY and SINGLE PARENTS on ABC joined by EMPIRE and STAR on FOX.

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."