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[01/27/21 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/26/20):

CBS (7.985 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to originals from "NCIS" (9.737 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "FBI" (8.077 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.140 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

ABC (3.615 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then claimed the silver with its new lineup of "To Tell the Truth" (4.287 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Black-ish" (3.037 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Mixed-ish" (2.606 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Big Sky" (3.735 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.815 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its duo of "The Resident" (3.471 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Prodigal Son" (2.158 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.950 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its mix of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (2.272 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9), a repeat "This Is Us" (1.893 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Nurses" (1.684 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.432 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night with "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.547 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13), another "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.373 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Trickster" (0.403 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Black-ish (vs. 12/2/20)
+25.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
+20.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
+20.00% - The Resident
+12.50% - NCIS
0.00% - Big Sky (vs. 12/15/20)
0.00% - Nurses
0.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:00
0.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:30
0.00% - Trickster
-20.00% - Prodigal Son
-61.90% - FBI (vs. 1/24/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Big Sky (vs. Emergence)
+20.00% - Black-ish (vs. Mixed-ish)
+20.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-11.11% - FBI
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted
-14.29% - The Resident
-18.18% - NCIS
-20.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. The Conners/Bless This Mess)
-33.33% - Prodigal Son (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-50.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:00 (vs. Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye)
-50.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:30 (vs. Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye)
-66.67% - Trickster (vs. Arrow)
-71.43% - Nurses (vs. New Amsterdam)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/28/20):

NBC (5.384 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on a competitive Tuesday thanks to its trio of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.887 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "This Is Us" (6.383 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.880 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (9.099 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) claimed a close second with its lineup of "NCIS" (11.990 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), "FBI" (9.188 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.117 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.085 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with fresh installments from "The Resident" (3.988 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.182 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up originals from "The Conners" (5.322 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bless This Mess" (3.403 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (2.329 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Black-ish" (2.153 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and the season finale of "Emergence" (1.887 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, the special "Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye" (0.663 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and the series finale of "Arrow" (0.723 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the night on The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - NCIS
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Emergence
0.00% - Arrow
-7.14% - This Is Us
-10.00% - The Conners

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Passage (Repeat))
+50.00% - FBI (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
+25.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
+20.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
+16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. FBI (Repeat))
+16.67% - The Resident (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
+10.00% - NCIS (vs. Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2019)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
0.00% - Arrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
-23.53% - This Is Us (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-25.00% - Emergence (vs. The Rookie)
-37.50% - Ellen's Game of Games
-41.67% - New Amsterdam (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-66.67% - Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye (vs. The Flash)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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