December 19, 2019



NOTE: Network news special reports last night for the Impeachment vote in the House of Representatives interrupted some programming. Precise program start and end times with actual program ratings will be available later this afternoon. The numbers below are time period numbers with approximate schedules as a rough guide.

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:  LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE fell 0.6 from May’s edition to 1.1.  Reruns followed at 0.4-0.7.

CBS:  The fall finale of SURVIVOR was at 1.2, down 0.3 from both last December and the May season finale, and steady with last week.  The REUNION special that followed was at 1.0, although that number tends to change if the finale itself ran long.

FOX:  The fall finale of THE MASKED SINGER plunged a huge 1.4 from last May’s finale, but at 2.2 it was still the night’s easy winner, and up 0.3 from last week.  The lead-in hour was at 1.7. 

CW:  After a rerun holiday special at 0.2, a holiday episode of MASTERS OF ILLUSION was at 0.1.

NBC:  Reruns at 0.6-0.8.

Tonight, NBC airs the MISS AMERICA pageant, followed by a GWEN STEFANI’S YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS special.  On cable, FX has a TV-MA version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

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.