July 1, 2019



Hardly anyone noticed a FOX premiere.

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.

FOX:  After reruns at 0.2-0.4, WHAT JUST HAPPENED? debuted at a small 0.3.

ABC:  CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD aired for the first time since its premiere on June 9, and dropped 0.2 to 0.8.  Returning from a week off, THE $100,000 PYRAMID (0.7) and TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.7) were each up 0.1.  The night began with a rerun AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS at 0.5.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was steady at 0.5, and BIG BROTHER’s Sunday installment led the night at 1.0.  The season premiere of INSTINCT was at 0.3, way down from the 1.0/1.0 of its March 2018 premiere, but down just 0.1 from the July 2018 finale.  Another off-streaming episode of THE GOOD FIGHT dropped 0.1 to 0.2.

CW:  BURDEN OF TRUTH held at 0.1, the same as the WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY rerun that followed.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.3-0.5.

Tonight, HBO’s DIVORCE returns for a short 6-episode season.

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 (possibly a few hours later than usual) 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.