March 20, 2019



The newcomers started OK.

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.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES was steady at 1.2.  THIS IS US slipped 0.1 to 1.7, and THE VILLAGE premiered at 0.9, down 0.1 from last week’s NEW AMSTERDAM, and a shaky start for a show that’s meant to take over the THIS IS US slot in a few weeks. 

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR was at 0.8, compared to last week’s 0.8/0.7.  MENTAL SAMURAI launched at 0.7.

ABC:  Despite a hyped AMERICAN IDOL-themed storyline, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE dropped 0.2 from its last airing 3 weeks ago to 0.8.  THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (0.6) and BLACK-ISH (0.6) both fell 0.2.  SPLITTING UP TOGETHER was steady at 0.6, and THE ROOKIE was down 0.1 (from 2 weeks ago) to 0.7.

CW:  THE FLASH held at 0.5, and ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO gained 0.1 to 0.3.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.5-0.7.

Tonight, CW airs the season finale of ALL AMERICAN, and Freeform premieres its PRETTY LITTLE LIARS spin-off, THE PERFECTIONISTS. 

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."