June 27, 2019



The night’s biggest game show was a presidential debate.

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:  Night 1 of the DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE (which also aired on cable) had a preliminary 1.6.  It was preceded by a rerun ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES at 0.8.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER dropped 0.2 from Tuesday’s premiere to 1.1.  The season finale of THE AMAZING RACE was at 0.8, down 0.1 from the February 2018 finale.

ABC:  PRESS YOUR LUCK dropped 0.1 to 0.8, CARD SHARKS lost 0.2 to 0.6, and MATCH GAME was down 0.1 to 0.6.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF was steady at 0.7, but FIRST RESPONDERS LIVE fell 0.2 to 0.4.

CW:  JANE THE VIRGIN held at 0.2, the same as the PENN & TELLER: FOOL US rerun that preceded it.

Tonight, the DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE continues, and there are finales for CW’s IN THE DARK and CBS’s LIFE IN PIECES.

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."