April 15, 2019



A big rebound for AMERICAN IDOL.

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:  AMERICAN IDOL rose a much-needed 0.3 to 1.3.  The bump didn’t extend to lead-out SHARK TANK, which stayed at 0.8.  The night began with a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.9.

CBS:  Unfortunately for the network, a weather situation pushed the final round of The Masters back into the morning (we should have ratings in tomorrow’s SKEDBALL post), so it was long over by the time primetime began.  60 MINUTES was steady at 0.9, then the rest of the line-up returned from a week off, with the season finale of GOD FRIENDED ME down half a point from that NCAA-boosted previous episode to 0.6, NCIS: LA down 0.3 to 0.7, and MADAM SECRETARY down 0.2 to 0.4.

NBC:  After a rerun ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES at 0.5, WORLD OF DANCE gained 0.1 to 0.8, and the just-renewed GOOD GIRLS was steady at 0.6.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4-0.6.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight, CBS’s THE CODE has its timeslot premiere.

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 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.