December 2, 2019



Another Sunday overwhelmed by football.

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:  After a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.8, a holiday run of SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN was at 0.7.  Then, returning from a preemption week, SHARK TANK (0.6) and THE ROOKIE (0.5) were steady.

CBS:  The network had the late afternoon national NFL game, so comparisons are to 2 weeks ago.  60 MINUTES actually ran 2 hours and was rated at 1.9/1.0, compared to that night’s 2.0.  NCIS: LA (0.7) and MADAM SECRETARY (0.4) were steady.

FOX:  Likewise, comparisons are to 2 weeks ago when CBS had the late national game.  After reruns at 0.4/0.5, THE SIMPSONS dropped 0.1 to 0.7, followed by a run of ICE AGE: MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS at 0.5.  BOB’S BURGERS dropped 0.2 to 0.6, and the night ended with a FAMILY GUY rerun at 0.6.

CW:  Returning from a rerun week, BATWOMAN (0.3) and SUPERGIRL (0.2) were steady.

NBC:  The preliminary 5.5 for SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was up 0.7 from last week’s early rating.

Tonight, 2 returnees arrive on the networks:  THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT on ABC, and MAKING IT on NBC.

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 WEDNESDAY morning for detailed demographic ratings for this day, delayed by the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.




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.