May 22, 2019

The Sked: Tuesday Network Scorecard 5.21.2019


NOTE:  The comparison chart below is incorrect has been corrected.

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 season finale of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE dropped 0.1 from last week to 0.7, which was down a more serious 0.4 from the 2018 finale (on a Wednesday).  The series finale of THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT was steady at 0.6.  The season finale of BLACK-ISH gained 0.1 from last week to 0.7, although that was down half a point from 2018.  The season finale of BLESS THIS MESS held last week’s 0.6.  1969 was up 0.1 to 0.4.

CBS:  The season finale of NCIS rose 0.1 from last week to 1.2, which was down 0.1 from last season’s finale.  The 2-hour series premiere of BLOOD & TREASURE was at an unimpressive 0.6.

NBC:  The season finale of THE VILLAGE stayed at last week’s 0.6.  The 2-hour season finale of THE VOICE gained 0.1 from last week to 1.1, but that was down 0.4 from the 2018 finale.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF JR grew by 0.1 to 0.8, and the season finale of MENTAL SAMURAI was up 0.1 to 0.5.

CW:  After a rerun of THE FLASH at 0.2, THE 100 was down 0.1 to 0.2.

The final night of the 2018-19 broadcast season features season finales of CBS’s SEAL TEAM and all of NBC’s CHICAGO shows, as well as the series finale of WHISKEY CAVALIER, and the return of CW’s MY LAST DAYS.  The big event, though is an old-time (literally) sweeps stunt, ABC’s LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE, which will reenact episodes of ALL IN THE FAMILY and THE JEFFERSONS with an all-star cast.

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."