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[11/26/20 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Amazing Race"
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/25/20):

CBS (3.581 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the top overall draw on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "The Amazing Race 32" (3.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), another "The Amazing Race 32" (3.555 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and "S.W.A.T." (3.249 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

ABC (2.772 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) took home the silver with its lineup of "The Goldbergs" (3.468 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "American Housewife" (2.985 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "The Conners" (3.733 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "Black-ish" (2.388 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "For Life" (2.028 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.264 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) with encores of "The Masked Singer" (2.634 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "I Can See Your Voice" (1.894 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.129 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its specials "Women of Worth" (1.557 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving" (2.414 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, the penultimate installment of "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" (0.518 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.518 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - S.W.A.T.
+25.00% - For Life
+20.00% - The Amazing Race 32 - 9:00
0.00% - The Amazing Race 32 - 8:00
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (vs. 11/24/20)
-16.67% - American Housewife

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - For Life (vs. Stumptown (Repeat))
0.00% - The Conners (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-20.00% - Black-ish (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Amazing Race 32 - 9:00 (vs. SEAL Team)
-42.86% - S.W.A.T.
-45.45% - The Amazing Race 32 - 8:00 (vs. Survivor: Island of the Idols)
-50.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-50.00% - Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1 (Repeat))
-58.33% - American Housewife (v. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Repeat))
-71.43% - Women of Worth (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/27/19):

CBS (5.826 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday with its trio of "Survivor: Island of the Idols" (6.465 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "SWAT" (5.205 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

NBC (3.612 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with its specials "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.010 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special" (3.413 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.412 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and encores of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (5.519 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1), "Modern Family" (2.861 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), another "Modern Family" (2.350 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9) and "Stumptown" (2.112 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).Meanwhile, FOX (2.068 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for a repeat "The Masked Singer" (2.770 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and a new "Almost Family" (1.367 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.829 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with a rebroadcast of "iHeartRadio Music Festival Night 1" (0.829 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - SWAT
+14.29% - SEAL Team
-8.33% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-20.00% - Almost Family

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - SWAT (vs. Magnum P.I. (Repeat))
-31.25% - Survivor: Island of the Idols
-46.15% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. Christmas in Rockefeller Center)
-46.67% - SEAL Team (vs. Survivor: David vs. Goliath)
-63.64% - Almost Family (vs. Star)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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