April 9, 2020



MODERN FAMILY had a big exit, but not big enough to top THE MASKED SINGER.

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:  A MODERN FAMILY retrospective special was at 1.3, and then the 1-hour finale was at 1.6, up 0.7 from its last new episode and up 0.6 from the 2019 finale.  The reboot premiere of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE was solid at 1.1.

CBS:  SURVIVOR slipped 0.1 to 1.5.  Returning from a week off, SEAL TEAM (0.7) and SWAT (0.5) were steady.

NBC:  Returning from a rerun week, CHICAGO MED dropped 0.2 to 1.2, and both CHICAGO FIRE (1.2) and CHICAGO PD (1.1) were down 0.1.

FOX:  THE MASKED SINGER dropped 0.4 from last week’s 2-hour episode, but at 2.0 it still easily won the night.  LEGO MASTERS returned from the week off up 0.1 to 1.2.

CW:  After a rerun of THE FLASH at 0.1, the first new NANCY DREW since March 11 was steady at 0.1.

Tonight’s de facto season finale is ABC’s GREY’S ANATOMY, 4 episodes before its originally scheduled conclusion. 

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.