June 28, 2019



The more action-packed debate had stronger numbers.

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:  Night 2 of the DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE had a preliminary 1.9, up 0.3 from Wednesday’s early number.  It was preceded by a rerun of THE WALL at 0.8 (which will probably come down in finals).

CBS:  The season finale episodes of LIFE IN PIECES were at 0.6/0.5, steady with last week’s pair, and ELEMENTARY was also steady at 0.4.  The night started with YOUNG SHELDON reruns at 0.5/0.5.

ABC:  HOLEY MOLEY slipped 0.1 to 0.9, while FAMILY FOOD FIGHT held at 0.6, but REEF BREAK fell 0.2 to 0.3.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF stayed at 0.7, while SPIN THE WHEEL dropped 0.2 to 0.6.  

CW:  IZOMBIE and the season finale of IN THE DARK were steady at 0.2/0.2.


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.