September 25, 2019



Everything continued to drop.

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:  Last season, the network didn’t premiere its regular Tuesday line-up until mid-October.  Compared to that night, THE CONNERS was down a full point to 1.3.  BLESS THIS MESS lost 0.1 to 0.8 compared to its own premiere last April.  MIXED-ISH premiered at 0.9, and BLACK-ISH was down 0.2 from last season’s premiere to 0.8.  EMERGENCE premiered at a soft 0.8, down 0.2 from last season’s premiere of THE ROOKIE in that slot.

CBS:  NCIS, now in its 150th year on the air, was down just 0.1 from last season’s premiere to 1.3.  FBI fell 0.4 from last year’s series premiere to 0.9, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was down 0.3 from last year’s premiere to 0.7.

NBC:  THE VOICE tumbled 0.7 from last year’s Tuesday premiere to 1.5, and THIS IS US plunged 1.2 from the 2018 premiere to 1.8.  NEW AMSTERDAM, with a 10:08PM start, was down 0.7 from last season’s premiere to 1.1.  

FOX:  THE RESIDENT moved to Tuesday, and its 0.8 was down 0.3 from last season’s Monday premiere to 0.8.  EMPIRE also made a move, and its 1.0 was down 0.9 from the 2018 premiere on a We3dnesday.

CW:  PANDORA (0.1) and MYSTERIES DECODED (0.1) were steady.

Tonight, ABC premieres STUMPTOWN, and FOX will hope THE MASKED SINGER has the same punch as it did last season.  Meanwhile, USA bids farewell to its long-running SUITS.  


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."