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[01/15/21 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" Keeps ABC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/14/21):

ABC (5.335 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with its trio of "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" (7.570 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1), "The Chase" (5.267 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "The Hustler" (3.167 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

FOX (2.669 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) claimed the silver with its mix of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.575 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Call Me Kat" (2.755 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Last Man Standing" (2.773 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.353 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with originals from "Mr. Mayor" (3.629 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Superstore" (2.453 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.764 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Dateline NBC" (3.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.569 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up repeats of "Young Sheldon" (4.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "B Positive" (3.106 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Mom" (2.857 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The Unicorn" (2.188 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) plus "Star Trek: Discovery" (1.487 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

And finally, a new "World's Funniest Animals" (0.761 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15), the season finale of "World's Funniest Animals" (0.673 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and a repeat "Legacies" (0.298 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.507 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Superstore (vs. 11/19/20)
0.00% - World's Funniest Animals (vs. 12/17/20)
-11.11% - The Chase
-14.29% - The Hustler
-16.67% - Mr. Mayor
-16.67% - Call Me Kat
-50.00% - Star Trek: Discovery

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+144.44% - Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (vs. Mixed-ish/Black-ish (Repeats))
+71.43% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Will & Grace/Perfect Harmony)
+33.33% - The Chase (vs. The Last Days of Richard Pryor)
0.00% - Superstore (vs. The Good Place)
0.00% - The Hustler (vs. The Last Days of Richard Pryor)
-12.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Last Man Standing/Last Man Standing)
-16.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. Deputy)
-16.67% - Mr. Mayor (vs. Superstore)
-16.67% - Call Me Kat (vs. Deputy)
-33.33% - Dateline NBC (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-66.67% - World's Funniest Animals - 8:00 (vs. Supernatural)
-66.67% - World's Funniest Animals - 8:30 (vs. Supernatural)
-80.00% - Star Trek: Discovery (vs. Evil)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/16/20):

FOX (4.170 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) claimed the adults 18-49 honors on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (4.618 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), another "Last Man Standing" (4.877 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Deputy" (3.593 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

CBS (5.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was a close second with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (8.796 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "The Unicorn" (5.695 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Mom" (6.271 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Carol's Second Act" (4.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Evil" (3.310 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Sharing the silver was ABC (3.383 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with repeats of "Mixed-ish" (2.840 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Black-ish" (2.305 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) alongside the two-hour special "The Last Days of Richard Pryor" (3.788 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.535 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up fresh installments of "Superstore" (2.661 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "The Good Place" (1.926 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Will & Grace" (2.105 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Perfect Harmony" (1.341 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.589 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, The CW (0.939 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with the return of "Supernatural" (1.154 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) and "Legacies" (0.723 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Evil
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Last Man Standing - 8:30
0.00% - Last Man Standing - 8:00
0.00% - The Unicorn
0.00% - Carol's Second Act
0.00% - Supernatural (vs. 12/12/19)
-12.50% - Mom
-14.29% - Deputy
-14.29% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-14.29% - Superstore
-16.67% - The Good Place
-20.00% - Will & Grace
-25.00% - Perfect Harmony
-33.33% - Legacies (vs. 12/12/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Last Man Standing - 8:30 (vs. Gotham)
+14.29% - Last Man Standing - 8:00 (vs. Gotham)
-14.29% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-16.67% - Evil (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-25.00% - Supernatural
-33.33% - Legacies (vs. Roswell, New Mexico (Repeat))
-33.33% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-33.33% - The Last Days of Richard Pryor (vs. A Million Little Things/How to Get Away with Murder)
-40.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-46.15% - Mom
-53.85% - Superstore (vs. The Titan Games)
-55.56% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-56.52% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-61.54% - The Good Place (vs. The Titan Games)
-62.50% - Perfect Harmony (vs. The Good Place)
-64.71% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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