April 8, 2020



Despite a drop, ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES was the night’s easy winner.

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 sitcoms all returned from a rerun week, with THE CONNERS (1.0) and BLESS THIS MESS (0.6) each down 0.1, and MIXED-ISH (0.6) and BLACK-ISH (0.6) both steady.  FOR LIFE held last week’s 0.6.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES returned from a rerun week down 0.2 to 1.2.  A rerun of NEW AMSTERDAM was at 0.5, and an NBC NEWS special was at 0.5.

FOX:  The season finale of THE RESIDENT was steady with its last new episode at 0.8 (and also steady with the 2019 finale), and EMPIRE gained 0.1 to 0.7.

CBS:  Reruns at 0.5-0.7.

CW:  Reruns at 0.2/0.1.

After last night’s SCHITT’S CREEK exit, tonight’s veteran sitcom to say farewell is ABC’s MODERN FAMILY, which will feature a one-hour finale and retrospective special, and be followed by the return of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE.

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.