April 12, 2019



FAM ended its season (and maybe its run) on a slight up note.

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:  GREY’S ANATOMY (1.5), STATION 19 (0.9) and FOR THE PEOPLE (0.5) were all steady.

CBS:  The FAM season finale was the sole original on a night of reruns, which doesn’t speak well for its prospects.  But despite the lower lead-in, FAM gained 0.1 to 0.8.  The sitcom reruns that preceded it were at 0.9-1.0, and it was followed by a SWAT rerun at 0.6.

NBC:  SUPERSTORE was up 0.1 to 0.9, and AP BIO held at 0.5.  BROOKLYN NINE-NINE aired for the first time since March 21, and was steady at 0.6, but ABBY’S fell 0.1 to a  new low 0.4.  SVU dropped 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  After a rerun of GOTHAM at 0.4, THE ORVILLE aired its first original since March 21 and stayed at 0.6.

CW:  SUPERNATURAL rose 0.1 to 0.4, and IN THE DARK remained at 0.2.

Tonight, ABC airs the season finales of FRESH OFF THE BOAT and SPEECHLESS. 

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."