October 8, 2019



Note that MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL preemptions in Cleveland and San Francisco could lead to adjustments in finals.

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:  DANCING WITH THE STARS (0.8) and THE GOOD DOCTOR (0.9) were steady.

CBS:  THE NEIGHBORHOOD slipped 0.1 to 0.8, and BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (0.7), ALL RISE (0.6) and BULL (0.6) held last week’s numbers.

NBC:  Currently, THE VOICE (1.5) and BLUFF CITY LAW (0.7) are steady.

FOX:  9-1-1 held at 1.6, and PRODIGAL SON, the first new fall show to receive a full season back order, lost 0.1 to 0.9.

CW:  The season premiere of ALL AMERICAN was up 0.1 from last fall’s premiere (on a Wednesday) to 0.3, and the season premiere of BLACK LIGHTNING was down 0.1 from the 2018 premiere (on a Tuesday) to 0.3.

Tonight, THE FLASH returns to 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."