January 23, 2019



A solid season exit for THE CONNERS.

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 season finale of THE CONNERS rose 0.2 to 1.5, after which THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT was up 0.1 to 0.9, BLACK-ISH was steady at 0.8, and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER lost 0.1 to 0.6.  THE ROOKIE held at 0.7.

CBS:  BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION dropped 0.2 from Monday’s edition to 1.2, then FBI fell 0.2 to a new low 0.8, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS was steady at 0.8.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.6) and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (0.4) were steady.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES (1.6) and THIS IS US (1.9) each dipped 0.1 and NEW AMSTERDAM remained at 1.0.

FOX:  After a rerun LETHAL WEAPON at 0.5, THE GIFTED was steady at 0.5.

A pair of cable veterans return tonight with premieres of USA’s SUITS and Syfy’s THE MAGICIANS. 

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 THURSDAY morning for detailed demographic ratings for top Tuesday cable programs, later than usual due to the MLK holiday.



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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."