April 20, 2020



The return of original animation to FOX didn’t excite viewers.

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, another non-competition edition of AMERICAN IDOL dropped 0.2 to 0.8.  A rerun of THE ROOKIE was at 0.4.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was steady at 0.9.  GOD FRIENDED ME (0.5), NCIS: LA (0.6) and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.5) were down 0.1.

NBC:  Returning from a week off, LITTLE BIG SHOTS was up 0.1 to 0.4, and ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (0.4) and GOOD GIRLS (0.4) were steady.

FOX:  Most of the line-up hadn’t aired since March 22, and after reruns at 0.3/0.3, THE SIMPSONS dropped 0.1 to 0.5, and DUNCANVILLE (0.4) and BOB’S BURGERS (0.5) were steady.  The first new FAMILY GUY since March 15 held at 0.6.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1.

Tonight, there are finales for AMC’s BETTER CALL SAUL and HBO’s THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA.

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.