October 17, 2019



One of the new season’s stronger nights.

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:  The CHICAGO crossover nights continue to work, with CHICAGO MED up 0.2 to 1.3, CHICAGO FIRE up 0.2 to 1.4, and CHICAGO PD up a whopping 0.4 to 1.4.

ABC:  THE GOLDBERGS was steady at 1.0, SCHOOLED (0.8) and MODERN FAMILY (1.0) were each up 0.1, and SINGLE PARENTS held at 0.7.  STUMPTOWN stayed at 0.6.

CBS:  SURVIVOR rose 0.2 to 1.4, SEAL TEAM was up 0.1 to 0.7, and SWAT lost 0.1 to 0.5.

FOX:  THE MASKED SINGER gained 0.1 to 2.1, and ALMOST FAMILY was steady at 0.7.

CW:  RIVERDALE fell 0.2 from last week’s season premiere to 0.2, and NANCY DREW was down 0.1 from its series premiere to 0.2.

Say goodbye to SUNNYSIDE:  after tonight, it will migrate to NBC’s streaming platforms to run out the rest of its season (to be replaced by the final season of WILL & GRACE). 

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.