October 24, 2019



The WORLD SERIES looked a bit healthier.

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.

FOX:  Despite a blowout score, Game 2 of THE WORLD SERIES had a preliminary 2.9, steady with Game 1’s prelim and up 0.1 from 2018’s early number.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS (0.9) and SCHOOLED (0.7) each lost 0.1.  After a rerun MODERN FAMILY at 0.5, SINGLE PARENTS was down 0.1 to 0.6.  The special HARRY & MEGHAN: AN AFRICAN JOURNEY was at 0.5, down 0.1 from last week’s STUMPTOWN.

CBS:  SURVIVOR slipped 0.1 to 1.3, but both SEAL TEAM (0.7) and SWAT (0.6) were up 0.1, possibly because last week they had to face NBC’s CHICAGO crossover.

NBC:  The other side of that coin was that without a crossover, CHICAGO FIRE was down 0.1 to 1.2, CHICAGO FIRE fell 0.3 to 1.2, and CHICAGO PD dropped 0.2 to 1.1.

CW:  RIVERDALE gained 0.1 to 0.3, and NANCY DREW was steady at 0.2.

The final season of WILL & GRACE arrives tonight, sooner than expected, as NBC rushes to fill in the gap caused by the flop of SUNNYSIDE.

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.