April 25, 2019



WHISKEY CAVALIER seems to be hanging by a thread.

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 network did no favors to its 10PM show by preceding it with reruns at 0.4-0.6.  Still, a 0.1 decline to 0.4 for WHISKEY CAVALIER isn’t good news.

CBS:  SURVIVOR slipped 0.1 to 1.4, and THE AMAZING RACE dropped 0.2 from last week’s premiere to 1.0.  SEAL TEAM was steady at 0.7.

NBC:  The line-up aired new episodes for the first time since April 3, and all was steady:  CHICAGO MED at 1.0, CHICAGO FIRE at 1.1, and CHICAGO PD at 1.0.

FOX:  EMPIRE (1.1) and STAR (0.9) held last week’s numbers.

CW:  RIVERDALE gained 0.1 to 0.3, and JANE THE VIRGIN stayed at 0.2.

ABC preempts its line-up for the NFL DRAFT tonight (simulcast on ESPN).  In addition, there are finales for FOX’s GOTHAM (the series finale) and THE ORVILLE, as well as CW’s SUPERNATURAL.

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.