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[02/05/21 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Hell's Kitchen" Claim Top Demo Honors
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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/4/21):

FOX (2.611 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.760 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1), "Call Me Kat" (2.474 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Last Man Standing" (2.449 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

NBC (2.593 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and ABC (2.969 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) shared the silver as the latter opted for a marathon of "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" (3.903 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), a second "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" (2.922 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and another "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" (2.084 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

The former then offered up its mix of "Mr. Mayor" (3.006 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Superstore" (2.158 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.457 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Dateline NBC" (2.739 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Next up was CBS (2.912 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) with second runs of "Young Sheldon" (4.605 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "B Positive" (3.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Mom" (3.247 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) followed by a new "The Unicorn" (3.084 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and the season finale of "Star Trek: Discovery" (1.629 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16).

And finally, originals from "Walker" (1.872 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "Legacies" (0.635 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) rounded out the night on The CW (1.253 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Unicorn
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Mr. Mayor
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Walker
0.00% - Star Trek: Discovery
0.00% - Legacies
-16.67% - Call Me Kat
-40.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Walker (vs. Katy Keene)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Last Man Standing/Outmatched)
0.00% - Legacies
-16.67% - Call Me Kat (vs. Deputy)
-20.00% - The Unicorn (vs. Carol's Second Act)
-20.00% - Superstore (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-28.57% - Mr. Mayor (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-33.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. Deputy)
-50.00% - Star Trek: Discovery (vs. Tommy)
-50.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/6/20):

ABC (5.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was still the demo champ on Thursday with its trio of "Station 19" (5.874 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Grey's Anatomy" (5.470 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.764 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

CBS (5.971 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) likewise remained the most-watched network with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (9.002 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "The Unicorn" (6.146 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Mom" (6.302 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Carol's Second Act" (4.802 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and the debut of "Tommy" (4.787 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15).

Next up was FOX (3.402 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with fresh installments from "Last Man Standing" (4.025 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Outmatched" (2.649 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Deputy" (3.468 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.601 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) served up the return of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.669 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), a second "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.011 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), a new "Will & Grace" (2.331 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), the premiere of "Indebted" (2.108 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and an original "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.243 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, the launch of "Katy Keene" (0.661 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) and a new "Legacies" (0.615 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.638 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Unicorn
+16.67% - A Million Little Things
+14.29% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Deputy
0.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Will & Grace (vs. 1/23/20)
-10.00% - Station 19
-16.67% - Carol's Second Act
-33.33% - Legacies

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+50.00% - Deputy (vs. The Orville (Repeat))
+50.00% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+16.67% - A Million Little Things (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
+10.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. A Million Little Things)
-25.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-30.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:00 (vs. The Titan Games)
-36.36% - Mom (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-40.00% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-44.44% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-50.00% - Legacies
-50.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 8:30 (vs. The Titan Games)
-50.00% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-50.00% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)
-54.55% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-60.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Supernatural)
-61.54% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-65.00% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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