April 3, 2020



Fair results from the night’s newcomers.

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:  STATION 19 was steady at 1.1, and GREY’S ANATOMY gained 0.1 to 1.4.  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER returned at 0.6, which was up 0.2 from last November’s midseason finale, although that had a much lower lead-in, and MURDER was down 0.1 from last week’s  A MILLION LITTLE THINGS.

CBS:  The holdover shows aired new episodes for the first time since March 12.  YOUNG SHELDON was up 0.2 to 1.3, and MAN WITH A PLAN had its season premiere at 0.9, which was down 0.2 from its February 2019 premiere (on a Monday), but roughly equivalent to the performance of THE UNICORN in that slot.  Similarly, MOM was up 0.2 to 1.0, and the series premiere of BROKE was at 0.9, similar to the retention that CAROL’S SECOND ACT had in that slot.  TOMMY rose 0.1 to 0.6.

NBC:  With first-run competition on CBS, SUPERSTORE dropped 0.2 to 0.7, and BROOKLYN NINE-NINE was down 0.1 to 0.6.  After a rerun WILL & GRACE at 0.3, INDEBTED was at 0.3 compared to last week’s 0.4/0.3.  SVU slipped 0.1 to 0.6.

FOX:  A new LAST MAN STANDING fell 0.2 to 0.7, followed by a rerun at 0.6, and a rerun MENTAL SAMURAI at 0.5.

CW:  Reruns, with KATY KEENE at 0.1 and LEGACIES at a rare 0.0.

Tonight, CBS airs the series finale of the rebooted HAWAII 5-0. 

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 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.