November 28, 2019



Lots of reruns.

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 year’s run of A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING was at 1.2, down 0.3 from 2018.  Reruns followed at 0.4-0.6.

CBS:  The only all-new line-up of the night, with SURVIVOR down 0.1 to 1.1, but SEAL TEAM up 0.1 to 0.8, and SWAT up 0.2 to 0.7.

NBC:  ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES was at 0.7, followed by a rerun SNL THANKSGIVING clip show at 0.9.

FOX:  A rerun of THE MASKED SINGER at 0.6 was followed by a new ALMOST FAMILY, down 0.1 from last week to 0.4.

CW:  A rerun IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL special at 0.2.

Under the tangled rules of the NFL’s rights deals, on Thanksgiving night the primetime Thursday game airs on NBC.  In addition, ABC has a WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY special.

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 MONDAY afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day, delayed by the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving.




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.