February 19, 2020



A small dip for the 2nd week of FOR LIFE.

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 CONNERS held at 1.1, BLESS THIS MESS lost 0.1 to 0.6, MIXED-ISH stayed at 0.5, and BLACK-ISH was down 0.1 to 0.5.  FOR LIFE shed 0.1 from last week’s premiere to 0.6.

CBS:  NCIS (1.1), FBI (0.9) and FBI: MOST WANTED (0.7) were all up 0.1.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES gained 0.1 to 1.0, THIS IS US dipped 0.1 to 1.3, and NEW AMSTERDAM was up 0.1 to 0.7.

FOX:  THE RESIDENT was steady with its last new episode at 0.7, and 24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK remained at 0.6.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.4) and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (0.2) were steady.

Tonight, CBS airs the final episodes of CRIMINAL MINDS, and NBC/MSNBC host the first DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE to include Michael Bloomberg.

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 because of the Presidents Day holiday.




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.