August 14, 2019



The Tuesday battle between NBC and ABC tightened.

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.  

ABC:  BACHELOR IN PARADISE gained 0.1 to 1.2, followed by reruns at 0.4/0.3.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT slipped 0.1 to 1.4, and BRING THE FUNNY was down 0.2 to 0.7.

FOX:  FIRST RESPONDERS LIVE stayed at 0.4.  It was preceded by a SPIN THE WHEEL rerun at 0.4.

CW:  PANDORA held at 0.1, and the premiere of MYSTERIES DECODED was at 0.1, down 0.1 from last week’s THE 100 season finale.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.4-0.5.

Tonight, OWN premieres the drama series DAVID MAKES MAN.  

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 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.

One Comment

  1. BILL G

    I thought the new show on the CW Mysteries Decoded was pretty good, even though the ratings do not reflect that. Maybe they will pick up next week.

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