July 17, 2019



Disney/ABC accomplished its corporate goal.

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 LION KING: CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT scored a solid 0.7, on a night otherwise composed of reruns at 0.3-0.5.

CW:  PANDORA premiered at 0.1, low even by CW standards.  It was followed by THE 100, steady at 0.2.

CBS:  LOVE ISLAND dropped 0.1 from last Tuesday’s premiere to 0.5.  BLOOD & TREASURE, airing an hour earlier than usual, held at 0.3.  The news special MAN IN THE MOON was at 0.3.

NBC:  AMERICA’S GOT TALENT dominated the night at a steady 1.5, and BRING THE FUNNY lost 0.2 from last week’s series premiere to 1.0.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.4/0.3.

Tonight, USA attempts the hand-off of its franchise crown, following the final season premiere of SUITS with the series premiere of that show’s spin-off PEARSON.

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.