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[02/12/21 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS & FOX All Share Demo Crown
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 (2/11/21):

CBS (4.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top overall draw on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Young Sheldon" (7.344 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1), "B Positive" (5.115 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Mom" (5.322 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "The Unicorn" (3.946 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and the launch of "Clarice" (3.960 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (3.996 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and its game show trio of "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" (5.374 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "The Chase" (4.140 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "The Hustler" (2.474 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Likewise landing the adults 18-49 honors was FOX (2.260 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.432 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Call Me Kat" (2.003 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Last Man Standing" (2.174 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up "Mr. Mayor" (2.669 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "Superstore" (1.891 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.231 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Dateline NBC" (2.578 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "Walker" (1.729 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) and "Legacies" (0.660 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #17) closed out the evening on The CW (1.195 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Unicorn
+16.67% - Mom (vs. 1/21/21)
0.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. 1/21/21)
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - B Positive (vs. 1/21/21)
0.00% - The Chase (vs. 1/28/21)
0.00% - Call Me Kat
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-12.50% - Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (vs. 1/28/21)
-20.00% - Mr. Mayor
-20.00% - The Hustler (vs. 1/28/21)
-33.33% - Walker
-50.00% - Legacies

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Walker (vs. Katy Keene)
+27.27% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Last Man Standing/Outmatched)
+25.00% - Clarice (vs. Tommy)
0.00% - Call Me Kat (vs. Deputy)
-12.50% - Mom
-16.67% - The Unicorn (vs. Carol's Second Act)
-20.00% - Young Sheldon
-20.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Deputy)
-20.00% - Superstore (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-22.22% - Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (vs. Station 19)
-25.00% - B Positive (vs. The Unicorn)
-33.33% - Mr. Mayor (vs. Superstore)
-33.33% - The Hustler (vs. A Million Little Things)
-40.00% - The Chase (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-50.00% - Legacies
-57.14% - 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 (2/13/20):

ABC (5.075 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held the demo line on Thursday thanks to its trio of "Station 19" (5.979 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Grey's Anatomy" (5.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.698 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

CBS (5.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (8.835 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "The Unicorn" (6.041 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Mom" (6.255 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Carol's Second Act" (4.867 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Tommy" (4.408 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Next up was FOX (3.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "Last Man Standing" (3.682 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Outmatched" (2.174 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Deputy" (3.384 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.377 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up new episodes of "Superstore" (2.342 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.790 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Will & Grace" (1.957 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14), "Indebted" (1.527 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.324 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

And finally, week two of "Katy Keene" (0.557 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) and a new "Legacies" (0.623 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) closed out the evening on The CW (0.590 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Carol's Second Act
+16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
+14.29% - Mom
+14.29% - The Unicorn
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Legacies
-9.09% - Grey's Anatomy
-14.29% - A Million Little Things
-14.29% - Superstore (vs. 1/30/20)
-16.67% - Deputy
-16.67% - Outmatched
-20.00% - Will & Grace
-25.00% - Last Man Standing
-25.00% - Indebted
-50.00% - Katy Keene

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Legacies (vs. Legacies (Repeat))
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. A Million Little Things)
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham)
-12.50% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-16.67% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-16.67% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham)
-25.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-27.27% - Mom
-27.27% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-28.57% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-35.71% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-45.45% - Superstore (vs. The Titan Games)
-50.00% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. The Top Greatest Valentine Movies of All Time)
-54.55% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. The Titan Games)
-55.56% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-57.14% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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