May 9, 2019



Some mild bumps for season finales.

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:  On a night of sitcom season finales, THE GOLDBERGS was up 0.1 from last week to 1.1, which was down 0.1 from the 2018 finale; SCHOOLED was up 0.1 from last week to 0.9; MODERN FAMILY was steady with last week’s 1.0, down 0.3 from 2018; and SINGLE PARENTS held last week’s 0.7.  WHISKEY CAVALIER (not a finale) lost 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  EMPIRE’s season finale was up 0.1 from last week to 1.2 (down half a point from 2018), and the STAR season finale was up 0.1 from last week to 1.0 (down 0.3 from last year).

NBC:  Returning from a week off, CHICAGO MED was steady at 1.0, CHICAGO FIRE dropped 0.1 to 1.0, and CHICAGO PD was down 0.1 to 0.9. 

CBS:  SURVIVOR stayed at 1.4, THE AMAZING RACE lost 0.1 to 0.8, and SEAL TEAM remained at 0.6.

CW:  Both RIVERDALE and JANE THE VIRGIN were up 0.1 to 0.3/0.3, and we’ll see if those hold up in finals.

Tonight, CBS airs the season finale of MOM, and FOX premieres the new reality show PARADISE HOTEL.

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.