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[02/17/21 - 08:42 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Claim 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/16/20):

NBC (4.112 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) led the demo race on Tuesday with its debut lineup of "Young Rock" (5.034 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "Kenan" (4.071 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), "This Is Us" (5.589 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Nurses" (2.194 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

ABC (3.425 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) claimed the silver with its mix of "To Tell the Truth" (3.946 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Black-ish" (2.556 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Mixed-ish" (2.059 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Big Sky" (4.022 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was FOX (2.889 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with originals from "The Resident" (3.670 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Prodigal Son" (2.108 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.439 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for second runs of "NCIS" (5.628 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "The Equalizer" (4.227 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (3.463 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.426 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with a new "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.490 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14), the season finale of "Two Sentence Horror Stories" (0.392 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and the final "Trickster" (0.412 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Black-ish
+20.00% - The Resident
+10.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - Big Sky
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Prodigal Son
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Nurses
0.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:00
0.00% - Trickster
0.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:30 (vs. 1/26/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Mixed-ish)
0.00% - Big Sky (vs. For Life)
-10.00% - Young Rock (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-14.29% - The Resident
-15.38% - This Is Us
-20.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-20.00% - Kenan (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-29.41% - 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% - Trickster (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-57.14% - Nurses (vs. New Amsterdam)
-75.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:00 (vs. The Flash)
-75.00% - Two Sentence Horror Stories - 8:30 (vs. The Flash)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/18/20):

NBC (5.258 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.605 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "This Is Us" (6.419 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (4.751 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (9.078 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was a close second with its trio of "NCIS" (11.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "FBI" (9.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.234 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with originals from "The Conners" (5.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2), "Bless This Mess" (3.344 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Mixed-ish" (2.511 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), "Black-ish" (2.357 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "For Life" (2.578 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Resident" (3.836 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.235 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.918 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "The Flash" (1.101 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.735 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Flash
+16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted
+16.67% - New Amsterdam
+12.50% - FBI
+11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games
+10.00% - NCIS
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - The Resident (vs. 1/28/20)
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-7.14% - This Is Us
-14.29% - Bless This Mess
-14.29% - For Life
-16.67% - Mixed-ish
-16.67% - Black-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+22.22% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
+20.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back (vs. The Gifted)
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico (Repeat))
0.00% - For Life (vs. The Rookie)
-8.33% - NCIS
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-12.50% - The Resident (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-14.29% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-16.67% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-27.78% - This Is Us
-28.57% - Ellen's Game of Games
-28.57% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-30.00% - New Amsterdam

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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