August 12, 2019



The TEEN CHOICE AWARDS continued to sink.

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:  The TEEN CHOICE 2019 awards dropped 0.1 from last year to 0.2, a new low.  It was preceded by reruns at 0.2/0.2.

ABC:  Returning from their CMA FEST break, THE $100,000 PYRAMID lost 0.1 to 0.7, and TO TELL THE TRUTH held at 0.6.  The night started with reruns at 0.6/0.7.

CBS:  60 MINUTES stayed at 0.5, BIG BROTHER rose 0.1 to 1.2, and back-to-back INSTINCT episodes were at 0.4/0.3, compared to last week’s 0.3 hour.

NBC:  A US GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS special was at 0.6, bracketed by reruns at 0.3/0.3.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.2.

Tonight will be busy for mid-August cable, as FX airs the series finale of LEGION, HBO premieres the limited series OUR BOYS, and AMC begins new seasons 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."