February 12, 2020



NOTE:  Due to last week’s State of the Union preemptions, comparisons are to 2 weeks ago except where noted.

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 live broadcast(s) of THE CONNERS on both coasts worked, with a 0.2 bump to 1.1, while BLESS THIS MESS (0.7), MIXED-ISH (0.6) and BLACK-ISH (0.6) were all up 0.1.  That set the stage nicely for the premiere of FOR LIFE at 0.7, up a big 0.4 from the finale of EMERGENCE.

CBS:  NCIS (1.0), FBI (0.8) and FBI: MOST WANTED (0.6) were all down 0.1.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES was steady with last week’s 1.0.  THIS IS US held the 1.4 from 2 weeks ago, and NEW AMSTERDAM was down 0.1 to 0.6.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT fell 0.4 to 0.3, and 24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK was down 0.2 from last week to 0.6.

CW:  THE FLASH dipped 0.1 from last week to 0.3, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW was steady at 0.2.

Tonight, CBS begins the latest cycle of SURVIVOR.

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.