October 14, 2019



BATWOMAN stayed in the cave for its 2nd airing.

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:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS gained 0.1 to 0.7, but KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS dropped 0.2 from last week’s premiere to 0.7.  SHARK TANK (0.7) and THE ROOKIE (0.6) were steady.

CW:  BATWOMAN fell 0.2 from last week’s premiere to 0.3, and SUPERGIRL was down 0.1 to 0.3.

CBS:  The network had the late national NFL game yesterday, so comparisons are to 2 weeks ago.  60 MINUTES was up 0.3 to 2.1, GOD FRIENDED ME held at 0.9, and NCIS: LA was steady at 0.8.  MADAM SECRETARY was up 0.1 from last week’s season premiere to 0.5.

FOX:  Similarly, with no national afternoon game, comparisons are to 2 weeks ago.  THE SIMPSONS (0.8) and BLESS THE HARTS (0.6) each lost 0.1, and BOB’S BURGERS (0.7) and FAMILY GUY (0.7) were both steady.

NBC:  The preliminary 3.9 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was down 1.1 from last week’s early number.

Tonight, AMC airs the season finales of THE TERROR and LODGE 49.

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 Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings will be posted Tuesday morning.




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."