October 23, 2019



The WORLD SERIES didn’t disrupt the other networks very much.

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.

FOX:  The preliminary 2.9 for Game 1 of THE WORLD SERIES was down half a point from last year’s early number, but in fairness that match-up featured marquee teams from Los Angeles and Boston.  This year’s rating was steady with the early number in 2017.

ABC:  IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN was up 0.1 to 1.2 compared to last year’s midweek airing (on a Thursday), and TOY STORY OF TERROR rose 0.2 to 1.0.  MIXED-ISH (0.7) and BLACK-ISH (0.7) each gained 0.1.  A DOUGLAS DYNASTY special was at 0.5, on par with EMERGENCE.

CBS:  NCIS was steady at 1.1, FBI slipped 0.1 to 0.8, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS held at 0.7.

NBC:  THE VOICE was steady at 1.3, while both THIS IS US (1.6) and NEW AMSTERDAM (0.9) were up 0.1.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.5) and ARROW (0.3) were steady.

The WORLD SERIES continues tonight, and ABC preempts STUMPTOWN for a HARRY & MEGHAN: AN AFRICAN JOURNEY special.

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 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."