2018-2019 Television Season

The 2018-2019 television season is the 73rd network season in the 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 September 22, 2018 through September 27, 2019.

Demographic Estimates

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

Persons 2+305,440,000
Persons 2-1139,610,00013.0%
Persons 12-1724,420,0008.00%
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 50+112,560,00036.9%
Persons 50-5420,550,0006.73%

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2018-2019 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 Jose2,414,4702.19%




  1. Magnum PI premieres on CBS.
  2. FBI premieres on CBS.
  3. New Amsterdam premieres on NBC.
  4. B1G Tailgate premieres on Big Ten Network.
  5. 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.
  5. Rookie premieres on ABC.
  6. Ready to Love premieres on OWN.
  7. Legacies premieres on CW.
  8. Nightly Pop premieres on E!.


  1. WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker premieres on Fox Business.
  2. Family Business premieres on BET.
  3. Stand Up Trump: Making America Fun Again premieres on Newsmax.
  4. Body Cam premieres on ID.


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


  1. Windy City Rehab premieres on HGTV.
  2. Masked Singer premieres on FOX.
  3. Beyond the Unknown premieres on Travel Channel.
  4. Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer premieres on NBC.
  5. The Exchange premieres on CNBC.
  6. Good Trouble premieres on Freeform.
  7. First 48 Presents: Homicide Squad Atlanta premieres on A&E.
  8. Love & Marriage: Huntsville premieres on OWN.
  9. Roswell, New Mexico premieres on CW.
  10. Temptation Island premieres on USA Network.
  11. In Pursuit with John Walsh premieres on ID.
  12. Cleo TV is launched.


  1. Mansion Global premieres on Fox Business.
  2. Paranormal Caught on Camera premieres on Travel Channel.


  1. Lost Treasures of Egypt premieres on Nat Geo.
  2. Family or Fiancé premieres on OWN.
  3. Daily Wager premieres on ESPN.
  4. Very Scary People premieres on HLN.
  5. What We Do in the Shadows premieres on FX.
  6. Victor & Valentino premieres on Cartoon Network.


  1. In Search of Monsters premieres on Travel Channel.
  2. In the Dark premieres on CW.
  3. Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine premieres on Discovery.
  4. Restoring Galveston premieres on Magnolia Network.
  5. 90 Day Pillow Talk: Happily Ever After? premieres on TLC.
  6. Kids Behind Bars: Lost for Life premieres on A&E.


  1. Tuca & Bertie premieres on Adult Swim.
  2. Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell premieres on Oxygen.
  3. Unsellable Houses premieres on HGTV.
  4. Blood & Treasure premieres on CBS.
  5. Biography: Chris Farley - Anything for a Laugh premieres on A&E.
  6. Still a Mystery premieres on ID.
  7. Property Brothers: Forever Home premieres on HGTV.


  1. Car Issues premieres on Motor Trend.
  2. Smothered premieres on TLC.
  3. Press Your Luck premieres on ABC.
  4. City on a Hill premieres on Showtime.
  5. Holey Moley premieres on ABC.


  1. Man v. Food with Adam Richman premieres on Cooking Channel.
  2. The Movies premieres on CNN.
  3. Scooby-Doo & Guess Who premieres on Cartoon Network.
  4. Evening News with Norah O’Donnell premieres on CBS.
  5. The UnXplained premieres on History.
  6. Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premieres on Nat Geo.
  7. Family Chantel premieres on TLC.
  8. 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.
  4. Mysteries Decoded premieres on CW.
  5. Murder Tapes premieres on ID.


  1. 25 Words or Less premieres on GSN.

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