2018-2019 Television Season

The 2018-2019 television season is the 73rd network season in United States television history. It officially began on Monday, September 24, 2018 and ended on Sunday, May 26, 2019. The effective start date of the 2018-19 season for the purposes of audience measurement was Saturday, September 22, 2018 through Friday, September 27, 2019.

Highest-Rated Programs

Top 5 ranking of the highest achieved rating by programs during the span of the 2018-19 TV season.

1Dr. PhilSYN1.411.22
2The ViewABC1.130.77
4Live with Kelly & MarkSYN1.010.93
5The TalkCBS0.780.72

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 ranking of designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2018-2019 TV season. See the complete 2018-2019 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,100,3006.441%
2Los Angeles5,276,6004.786%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,622,0702.378%
8San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,414,4702.190%

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2018-19 TV season. See the extended 2018-2019 universe estimates.

Persons 2+305,440,000
Persons 2-1139,610,00013.0%
Persons 12-1724,420,0008.00%
Persons 18+241,410,00079.0%
Persons 18-2428,760,0009.42%
Persons 18-3469,780,00022.9%
Persons 18-49128,850,00042.2%
Persons 25-54120,640,00039.5%
Persons 35+171,630,00056.2%




  1. Magnum PI premieres on CBS.
  2. FBI premieres on CBS.
    New Amsterdam premieres on NBC.
  3. Million Little Things premieres on ABC.
  4. Hope in the Wild premieres on CBS.


  1. Neighborhood premieres on CBS.
  2. All American premieres on CW.
  3. Charmed premieres on CW.
  4. Conners premieres on ABC.
    Rookie premieres on ABC.
  5. Ready to Love premieres on OWN.
  6. Legacies premieres on CW.
  7. Today 3rd Hour premieres on NBC.


  1. Family Business premieres on BET.
  2. Body Cam premieres on ID.


  1. To Catch a Smuggler: Latin America premieres on Nat Geo.


  1. Windy City Rehab premieres on HGTV.
  2. Masked Singer premieres on FOX.
    Beyond the Unknown premieres on Travel Channel.
  3. Surviving R. Kelly premieres on Lifetime.
  4. Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer premieres on NBC.
  5. First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta premieres on A&E.
  6. Love & Marriage: Huntsville premieres on OWN.
  7. Roswell, New Mexico premieres on CW.
    Temptation Island premieres on USA Network.
  8. In Pursuit with John Walsh premieres on ID.
  9. Cleo TV is launched.
  10. Mark of a Killer premieres on Oxygen.


  1. Betty en NY premieres on Telemundo.
  2. Miracle Workers premieres on TBS.


  1. Lost Treasures of Egypt premieres on Nat Geo.
  2. Family or Fiancé premieres on OWN.
  3. Very Scary People premieres on HLN.
  4. Accident, Suicide or Murder premieres on Oxygen.


  1. Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine premieres on Discovery.
  2. Today with Hoda & Jenna premieres on NBC.
  3. 90 Day Pillow Talk: Happily Ever After? premieres on TLC.


  1. Unsellable Houses premieres on HGTV.
  2. Blood & Treasure premieres on CBS.
  3. Christina on the Coast premieres on HGTV.
  4. Still a Mystery premieres on ID.
  5. Property Brothers: Forever Home premieres on HGTV.


  1. 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way premieres on TLC.
  2. Smothered premieres on TLC.
  3. Press Your Luck premieres on ABC.
  4. City on a Hill premieres on Showtime.
  5. Amphibia premieres on Disney Channel.
  6. Holey Moley premieres on ABC.


  1. The Movies premieres on CNN.
  2. Evening News with Norah O’Donnell premieres on CBS.
  3. UnXplained premieres on History.
  4. Family Chantel premieres on TLC.
  5. Delicious Miss Brown premieres on Food Network.


  1. BBQ Brawl premieres on Food Network.
  2. Food that Built America premieres on History.
  3. Supermarket Stakeout premieres on Food Network.
    Mysteries Decoded premieres on CW.
  4. Murder Tapes premieres on ID.


  1. Tamron Hall premieres on Syndication.
  2. 25 Words or Less premieres on GSN.

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