October 31, 2019



Live programming like last night’s WORLD SERIES Game 7 are understated in the fast nationals below because of live viewing on the west coast before 8-11PM PT. The numbers below for FOX should rise about +15% in the official nationals later today.

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:  Game 7 of the WORLD SERIES exploded to a preliminary 5.6, up 1.8 from Tuesday’s early number.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS (0.9) and SCHOOLED (0.7) were steady.  MODERN FAMILY returned from a week off and held at 1.0, and with a stronger lead-in than last week, SINGLE PARENTS gained 0.1 to 0.7.  STUMPTOWN also returned from a break, down 0.1 to 0.5.

CBS:  An up-and-down night, as SURVIVOR dropped 0.2 to 1.1, SEAL TEAM rose 0.1 to 0.7, and SWAT was down 0.1 to 0.5.

NBC:  CHICAGO MED stayed at 1.2, CHICAGO PD lost 0.1 to 1.1, and CHICAGO PD was steady at 1.1.

CW:  RIVERDALE (0.2) and NANCY DREW (0.1) were each down 0.1.

Tonight, Halloween brings preemptions and reruns to CBS and CW. 

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."