October 29, 2020



THE MASKED SINGER remained strong.

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:  After THE GOLDBERGS dropped 0.1 to 0.7, the season premiere of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was at 0.6, down 0.1 from the 2019 premiere (on a Friday).  THE CONNERS lost 0.2 to 0.7, and BLACK-ISH was steady at 0.6.  THE CON was down 0.1 to 0.4.

CBS:  THE AMAZING RACE held at 0.7, and a 2-hour BIG BROTHER was steady at 1.0.

NBC:  THE WALL (0.6) and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.5) were steady.

FOX:  Returning from their World Series break, THE MASKED SINGER (1.6) and I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE (1.0) each slipped 0.1.

CW:  DEVILS (0.1) and CORONER (0.1) were steady.

Tonight, NBC’s SUPERSTORE returns for a new season, and ABC airs the special EVERY VOTE COUNTS.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Note: The fast affiliate-based ratings below measure what aired on network affiliates in 210 U.S. markets from 8-11 pm Eastern & Pacific or 7-10 pm Central & Mountain. The numbers are some combination of the network schedule and any pre-emptions (such as local news or weather coverage). Accurate program ratings will be available this afternoon with the broadcast finals.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Wednesday cable programs and broadcast finals.






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 block for FOX last night. But Prodigal Son and Last Man Standing are the only FOX shows I give a hoot about.

  2. Destiny

    The ABC comedy block will be around 0.3-0.5 in the latter half of the television season. The usual Spring declines will claim that entire lineup.

    • Destiny

      Roseanne also would have performed better than The Conners in that timeslot. But Disney/ABC had to placate the perpetually outraged and figured they’d have a second rate edition of the series. Quite the dangerous time to be an actor when some tweets can get you fired, just ask
      Hartley Sawyer lol.

    • Amaury

      It’s sad to think that that 0.6 for American Housewife is good now. It would have led to its cancellation if it were getting those numbers during its first two seasons.

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