April 24, 2020



A big night for the NFL DRAFT.

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:  The at-home NFL DRAFT (simulcast on ESPN, we’ll have those numbers this afternoon), jumped half a point to 1.6 from the broadcast 1.1 share of last year’s draft.

NBC:  The unintended season finale of SUPERSTORE was steady with the last new episode at 0.7, and up from last season’s finale 0.6/0.6.  The season finale of BROOKLYN NINE NINE held last week’s 0.6, and was up from last year’s finale 0.5/0.5.  The series finale of WILL & GRACE dropped 0.1 from last week to 0.5, also down 0.2 from the 2019 finale, and it was followed by a retrospective special at 0.5.  The season finale of SVU was steady with last week’s 0.7, and a also steady with last year’s finale. 

CBS:  After a rerun YOUNG SHELDON at 0.6, MAN WITH A PLAN was down 0.1 to 0.6.  Similarly, after a rerun MOM at 0.5, BROKE lost 0.1 to 0.6.  A new TOMMY was steady at 0.5.

FOX:  A new LAST MAN STANDING gained 0.1 to 0.6, followed by a rerun at 0.5 and a rerun MENTAL SAMURAI at 0.3.

CW:  KATY KEENE (0.1) and IN THE DARK (0.1) were steady.

Tonight, ABC continues to air the NFL DRAFT.

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.