May 29, 2019



AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was back, but not nearly as big as before.

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:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT returned at 1.7, easily enough to win the night, but down a big 0.8 from the 2018 premiere.  SONGLAND launched at 1.2.

CBS:  After reruns at 0.7/0.6, BLOOD & TREASURE dropped 0.1 to 0.5.

FOX:  MASTERCHEF was steady at 0.8, and a special MASTERCHEF JR followed at 0.6.

CW:  THE 100 was steady at 0.2.  It was preceded by a rerun of THE FLASH at 0.2.

ABC:  A run of the animated THE LION KING was at 0.9, followed by the finale of 1969, up 0.3 to 0.6.

NBC premieres THE INBETWEEN tonight, and FXX has the new season of ARCHER.  There are finales for FX’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and Syfy’s HAPPY.


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 cable programs from this day, delayed by the Memorial Day holiday.




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."