February 26, 2020



Another big TV night for the Democrats..

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.

CBS:  The preliminary 2.2 for the DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES DEBATE (which is likely to rise in finals, since it doesn’t currently include West Coast viewers for the opening hour) was up 0.4 from the early number for last week’s debate, which will make it one of the highest-rated in recent memory.

NBC:  The Tuesday midseason premiere of THE VOICE was at 1.4, down 0.1 from last fall’s Tuesday premiere (but down 0.6 from the Tuesday midseason premiere last year).  THIS IS US gained 0.1 to 1.4, and NEW AMSTERDAM was up 0.1 to 0.7.

ABC:  THE CONNERS dropped 0.2 to 0.9, and then BLESS THIS MESS (0.6), MIXED-ISH (0.5), BLACK-ISH (0.5) and FOR LIFE (0.6) were steady.

FOX:  The 2-hour season finale of 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK was at 0.6/0.6, steady with last week’s hour.

CW:  THE FLASH (0.4) and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (0.2) held last week’s numbers.

Tonight, NBC airs one of its CHICAGO series crossover stories.

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.