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2019-2020 Television Season

The 2019-2020 television season is the 74th network season in United States television history. It officially began on Monday, September 23, 2019 and ended on Sunday, June 28, 2020. The effective start date of the 2019-20 season for the purposes of audience measurement was Saturday, September 28, 2019 through Friday, September 25, 2020.

Highest-Rated Programs

Top 4 ranking of the highest achieved rating by programs during the span of the 2019-20 TV season.

RankProgramNetworkRating
HighLow
1The ViewABC1.190.54
2Dr. PhilSYN1.121.03
3Live with Kelly & MarkSYN0.910.90
4EllenSYN0.890.80

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 ranking of designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2019-2020 TV season. See the complete 2019-2020 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York6,824,1206.377%
2Los Angeles5,145,3504.808%
3Chicago3,256,4003.043%
4Philadelphia2,758,3302.578%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,563,3202.395%
6San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,364,7402.210%
7Washington-Hagerstown2,351,9302.198%
8Houston2,330,1802.178%
9Boston-Manchester2,302,6802.152%
10Atlanta2,269,2702.121%

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2019-20 TV season. See the extended 2019-2020 universe estimates.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households120,600,000
Persons 2+307,300,000
Persons 2-1139,610,00012.9%
Persons 12-1724,480,0007.97%
Persons 18+243,210,00079.1%
Persons 18-3470,060,00022.8%
Persons 18-49129,470,00042.1%
Persons 25-54121,160,00039.4%
Persons 35+173,150,00056.4%
Persons 50+113,740,00037.0%

Events

2019

September

  1. Bob Hearts Abishola premieres on CBS.
    All Rise premieres on OWN.
  2. Mission Unstoppable premieres on CBS.

October

  1. Most Terrifying Places premieres on Travel Channel.
  2. All Elite Wrestling premieres on TBS.
  3. Big Bake premieres on Food Network.
  4. Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal premieres on Adult Swim.
  5. Nancy Drew premieres on CW.
  6. Selling the Big Easy premieres on HGTV.
  7. Rock the Block premieres on HGTV.
  8. Fixer to Fabulous premieres on HGTV.
  9. Sistas premieres on BET.
    The Oval premieres on BET.

November

  1. 90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk premieres on TLC.
  2. Kings of Pain premieres on History.

December

  1. Holiday Wars premieres on Food Network.
  2. Court Cam premieres on A&E.
    Unexpected Killer premieres on Oxygen.
  3. New Year's Eve Live premieres on CNN.

2020

  1. Dr. Pimple Popper: Pop Ups premieres on TLC.
    Dr. Pimple Popper: Supers premieres on TLC.

January

  1. 100 Day Dream Home premieres on HGTV.
    1000-lb Sisters premieres on TLC.
  2. My Feet Are Killing Me premieres on TLC.
  3. FBI: Most Wanted premieres on CBS.
  4. Owl House premieres on Disney Channel.
  5. HMM Special Presentation premieres on Hallmark.
  6. Greg Kelly Reports premieres on Newsmax.
  7. 9-1-1: Lone Star premieres on FOX.
    Murdered by Morning premieres on Oxygen.
  8. Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens premieres on Comedy Central.
    Street Outlaws: Fastest in America premieres on Discovery.

February

  1. Below Deck Sailing Yacht premieres on Bravo.
  2. LEGO Masters premieres on FOX.
  3. E! Countdown to the Red Carpet premieres on E!.
  4. Black News Channel is launched.
  5. Expedition X premieres on Discovery.
  6. Velshi premieres on MSNBC.
  7. Duncanville premieres on FOX.
    Washington premieres on History.
  8. Save My Skin premieres on TLC.
  9. Forensic Files II premieres on HLN.
  10. To Catch a Smuggler: Secret Stash premieres on Nat Geo.

March

  1. Moonshiners: Master Distiller premieres on Discovery.
  2. Tournament of Champions premieres on Food Network.
  3. Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa premieres on HGTV.
  4. Nightly News: Kids Edition premieres on NBC.
  5. Family Karma premieres on Bravo.
  6. Swamp People: Serpent Invasion premieres on History.
  7. Sex & Murder premieres on HLN.
  8. Life Below Zero: Northern Territories premieres on Nat Geo.
  9. Ruthless premieres on BET.
  10. Secret of Skinwalker Ranch premieres on History.

April

  1. Josh Gates Tonight premieres on Discovery.
  2. Master Minds premieres on GSN.
  3. Franklin Graham Easter Message premieres on Fox News.
  4. Celebrity IOU premieres on HGTV.
  5. Deadliest Catch: Bloodline premieres on Discovery.
  6. Accused: Guilty or Innocent premieres on A&E.
  7. Vacation House Rules premieres on HGTV.

May

  1. Bruh premieres on BET.
  2. Saturday Night Live Mother's Day premieres on NBC.
  3. Greatest @Home Videos premieres on CBS.
  4. Snowpiercer premieres on TNT.
  5. DC's Stargirl premieres on CW.
  6. Mysteries of the Deep premieres on Discovery.
  7. Grant premieres on History.
  8. MaxPrime is launched.

June

  1. Time to Kill premieres on ID.
  2. Symon's Dinners Cooking Out premieres on Food Network.
    Renovation Island premieres on HGTV.
  3. Perry Mason premieres on HBO.
  4. Hogar de HGTV is launched.

July

  1. Tough As Nails premieres on CBS.
  2. P-Valley premieres on Starz.
  3. ReidOut premieres on MSNBC.

August

  1. Coroner premieres on CW.
  2. Doubling Down with the Derricos premieres on TLC.
  3. Darcey & Stacey premieres on TLC.
  4. Growing Belushi premieres on Discovery.
  5. Signs of a Psychopath premieres on ID.
  6. Assassination Classroom premieres on Adult Swim.

September

  1. Rizzoli & Isles premieres on Lifetime.
  2. Assisted Living premieres on BET.
  3. Power Book II: Ghost premieres on Starz.
  4. Life Below Zero: Next Generation premieres on Nat Geo.
    Shock Docs premieres on Travel Channel.
    Shock Docs: Ed & Lorraine Warren premieres on Travel Channel.
  5. Crimes Gone Viral premieres on ID.
  6. Help! I Wrecked My House premieres on HGTV.
  7. Bradshaw Bunch premieres on E!.
  8. World's Funniest Animals premieres on CW.
  9. American Voices with Alicia Menendez premieres on MSNBC.
  10. Outrageous Pumpkins premieres on Food Network.

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