February 13, 2019



Due to last week’s State of the Union address, the last-minute postponement the week before that, and other preemptions, most 9-11PM comparisons (and some in the 8PM hour) are to 3 or 4 weeks ago.

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:  AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE gained 0.1 from last week to 0.9, and THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT held at 0.7.  Compared to January 22, BLACK-ISH (0.8) and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (0.6) were steady, and THE ROOKIE dropped 0.1 to 0.6.

CBS:  Compared to its last episode on January 15, NCIS was steady at 1.3.  Compared to January 22, FBI climbed 0.2 to 1.0, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS remained at 0.8.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES was up 0.1 from last week to 1.5.  THIS IS US aired for the first time since January 22, and fell 0.2 to 1.7, while NEW AMSTERDAM was steady at 1.0.

FOX:  LETHAL WEAPON held the 0.7 from its last new episode on January 15, and THE GIFTED was steady at 0.5 with its January 22 rating.

CW:  THE FLASH lost 0.1 from last week to 0.6, and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO stayed at 0.3.

Tonight, CBS’s BIG BROTHER: CELEBRITY EDITION ends its season.

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."