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.

1The ViewABC1.190.54
2Dr. PhilSYN1.121.03
3Live with Kelly and RyanSYN0.910.90

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%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,563,3202.395%
6San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,364,7402.210%

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.

Persons 2+307,300,000
Persons 2-1139,610,00012.9%
Persons 12-1724,480,0007.97%
Persons 18-3470,060,00022.8%
Persons 18-49129,470,00042.1%
Persons 25-54121,160,00039.4%
Persons 50+113,740,00037.0%
Persons 55+93,420,00030.4%
Males 18-3435,190,00011.5%




  1. Bob Hearts Abishola premieres on CBS.
  2. Mission Unstoppable premieres on CBS.


  1. AEW Dynamite premieres on TBS.
  2. Ultimate Cowboy Showdown premieres on INSP.
  3. Rock the Block premieres on HGTV.
  4. Fixer to Fabulous premieres on HGTV.
  5. Sistas premieres on BET.
  6. The Oval premieres on BET.


  1. 90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk premieres on TLC.
  2. Welcome to Plathville premieres on TLC.


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


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


  1. 100 Day Dream Home premieres on HGTV.
  2. 1000-lb Sisters premieres on TLC.
  3. My Feet Are Killing Me premieres on TLC.
  4. FBI: Most Wanted premieres on CBS.
  5. HMM Special Presentation premieres on Hallmark.
  6. 9-1-1: Lone Star premieres on FOX.
  7. Street Outlaws: Fastest in America premieres on Discovery.


  1. Below Deck Sailing Yacht premieres on Bravo.
  2. LEGO Masters premieres on FOX.
  3. Black News Channel is launched.
  4. Expedition X premieres on Discovery.
  5. Velshi premieres on MSNBC.
  6. Duncanville premieres on FOX.


  1. Nightly News: Kids Edition premieres on NBC.
  2. Swamp People: Serpent Invasion premieres on History.
  3. Life Below Zero: Northern Territories premieres on Nat Geo.
  4. Secret of Skinwalker Ranch premieres on History.


  1. Josh Gates Tonight premieres on Discovery.
  2. Celebrity IOU premieres on HGTV.
  3. Deadliest Catch: Bloodline premieres on Discovery.
  4. Accused: Guilty or Innocent? premieres on A&E.
  5. Vacation House Rules premieres on HGTV.


  1. Saturday Night Live Mother's Day premieres on NBC.
  2. Greatest @Home Videos premieres on CBS.
  3. Mysteries of the Deep premieres on Discovery.
  4. MaxPrime is launched.


  1. Symon's Dinners Cooking Out premieres on Food Network.
  2. Renovation Island premieres on HGTV.
  3. 90 Day Pillow Talk: The Other Way premieres on TLC.


  1. Tough As Nails premieres on CBS.
  2. ReidOut premieres on MSNBC.


  1. Doubling Down with the Derricos premieres on TLC.
  2. Darcey & Stacey premieres on TLC.
  3. Signs of a Psychopath premieres on ID.


  1. Assisted Living premieres on BET.
  2. Crimes Gone Viral premieres on ID.
  3. Help! I Wrecked My House premieres on HGTV.
  4. Outrageous Pumpkins premieres on Food Network.

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