December 5, 2019



A soft night for specials and premieres.

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.

NBC:  CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER dropped 0.2 from last year’s edition to 1.1, and MAKING IT held at 0.5.

FOX:  THE MASKED SINGER was way up from last week’s Thanksgiving Eve edition, but compared to 2 weeks ago, it was down 0.1 to 1.8.  THE MOODYS began its 3-night run at 0.7, a bit higher than ALMOST FAMILY has been doing in that slot for whatever that’s worth.

ABC:  Returning from holiday break, THE GOLDBERGS (0.8) and SCHOOLED (0.6) were each down 0.1, and MODERN FAMILY (0.9) and SINGLE PARENTS (0.6) were both steady.  STUMPTOWN remained at 0.5.

CBS:  SURVIVOR gained 0.1 from last week to 1.2, SEAL TEAM dropped 0.1 to 0.7, and SWAT was down 0.2 to 0.5.

CW:  RIVERDALE (0.2) and NANCY DREW (0.2) were steady.

The broadcast networks have mostly been out of the 2-hour original movie business in recent years, but tonight ABC returns to the genre with SAME TIME, NEXT CHRISTMAS.

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.