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May 21, 2020

SHOWBUZZDAILY WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARD – 5.20.2020

 

THE MASKED SINGER ended the broadcast season with a bang.

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:  The season finale of THE MASKED SINGER rose half a point from last week to 2.3, which was also up 0.1 from the December 2019 finale.  With that huge lead-in, ULTIMATE TAG debuted at 1.3.

CW:  The final season of THE 100 premiered at 0.2, down 0.1 from last season’s premiere (which aired in April).  A BULLETPROOF rerun followed at 0.1. 

ABC:  The network joined the new/old strategy of airing theatrical movies with a run of MOANA at 0.7.  A rerun HOLEY MOLEY followed at 0.5.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.5/0.5, then the season finale of SWAT was at 0.06, down 0.2 from its last airing, and down 0.03 from the 2019 season finale (which aired on the night of the BIG BANG THEORY series finale).

NBC:  Reruns at 0.4/0.4/0.4.

The summer network season begins tonight with a flurry of premieres, including HOLEY MOLEY and TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC, LABOR OF LOVE on FOX, and BURDEN OF TRUTH on CW.  In addition, NBC airs its annual RED NOSE DAY event, preceded by a CELEBRITY ESCAPE ROOM special.

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.

PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY NETWORK SCORECARDS (FAST NATIONALS)

PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY CABLE & BROADCAST NATIONALS

NEWS & LATE NIGHT BROADCAST RATINGS

SPORTS RATINGS

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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.




4 Comments


  1. 69 Road Runner

    Holy crap. Masked Singer came back from below the 2s with a vengeance.


  2. Rilm

    Definitely rare to see such a big pop like that on a finale these days!


  3. Raiderguy

    I think SWAT aired it’s finale last night. Down 0.1 from it’s last airing and down the same from last seasons finale.



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