February 7, 2020



The newcomers didn’t impress.

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.

NBC:  The 2-episode BROOKLYN NINE-NINE season premiere was at 0.7/0.5, considerably down from the 2019 1.2 premiere.  WILL & GRACE returned from a week off steady at 0.5.  INDEBTED started low at 0.4.  SVU held at 0.6.

CBS:  YOUNG SHELDON was steady at 1.0, THE UNICORN gained 0.1 to 0.7, MOM remained at 0.7, and CAROL’S SECOND ACT was down 0.1 to 0.5.  TOMMY premiered at a dim 0.4.

CW:  KATY KEENE launched at a flat 0.2, and LEGACIES was down 0.1 to 0.2.

ABC:  STATION 19 lost 0.1 to 0.9, GREY’S ANATOMY was steady at 1.1, and A MILLION LITTLE THINGS was up 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  LAST MAN STANDING gained 0.1 to 0.8, and OUTMATCHED (0.6) and DEPUTY (0.6) were steady.

Tonight, ABC has the latest DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE, and CBS airs the season premiere of MCGYVER.

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 cable programs from this day.




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."