September 13, 2019


NOTE: ABC’s DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE also aired on Univision, not included in the ABC numbers below. In addition, FOX’s numbers below include the local broadcast of NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL in Charlotte (aired nationally on NFL Network). Time-zone adjusted numbers for each program will be available this afternoon. 

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 preliminary 1.9 rating for the latest DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE was equal to the early number for Night 2 of NBC’s June debate, which featured more of the major candidates (it was up 0.3 from Night 1), and which increased to 2.1 in finals.

FOX:  As noted above, the preliminary 0.5 for regional MLB BASEBALL with a local NFL preemption will be subject to adjustment this afternoon.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER was steady at 1.1, preceded by sitcom reruns at 0.6/0.6, and followed by an FBI rerun at 0.4.

CW:  THE OUTPOST gained 0.1 to 0.2, and both the new and rerun episodes of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES were steady at 0.1/0.1.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.2-0.4.

Tonight, ABC’s line-up includes the off-night season finale of REEF BREAK.

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.