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[02/24/21 - 09:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Holds Onto Demo Crown for NBC
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 (2/23/21):

NBC (3.437 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Young Rock" (3.483 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), "Kenan" (2.696 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "This Is Us" (4.997 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and the season finale of "Nurses" (2.224 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

ABC (2.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) was a close second with its lineup of "To Tell the Truth" (3.824 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Black-ish" (2.426 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Mixed-ish" (2.018 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and another "To Tell the Truth" (2.222 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.713 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its repeat trio of "NCIS" (5.277 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "FBI" (4.947 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (3.915 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.604 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up part one of the "Superman & Lois" (1.708 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) premiere and part two of the "Superman & Lois" (1.500 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) premiere.

And finally, repeats of "The Resident" (1.399 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and "Prodigal Son" (0.874 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on

FOX (1.137 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Nurses
-16.67% - To Tell the Truth
-18.18% - This Is Us
-22.22% - Young Rock
-37.50% - Kenan

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Superman & Lois - 9:00 (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Mixed-ish)
-20.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-25.00% - Superman & Lois - 8:00 (vs. The Flash)
-33.33% - To Tell the Truth - 10:00 (vs. For Life)
-33.33% - To Tell the Truth - 8:00 (vs. The Conners/Bless This Mess)
-35.71% - This Is Us
-50.00% - Young Rock (vs. The Voice)
-57.14% - Nurses (vs. New Amsterdam)
-64.29% - Kenan (vs. The Voice)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/25/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

CBS (10.515 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) got a major boost on Tuesday thanks to its coverage of "CBS News Democratic Primary Debate" (13.017 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) followed by "CBS News: The Spin Room" (5.512 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

NBC (6.927 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) had to settle for the silver with night two of "The Voice" (8.531 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) alongside new episodes of "This Is Us" (7.074 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "New Amsterdam" (5.176 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Next up was ABC (2.950 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its mix of "The Conners" (5.101 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bless This Mess" (3.144 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Mixed-ish" (2.307 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11), "Black-ish" (2.157 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "For Life" (2.494 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.077 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up a new "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.133 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and the season finale of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.020 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, fresh installments from "The Flash" (1.179 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.753 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.966 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - This Is Us
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - For Life
0.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 9:00
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - Black-ish
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-18.18% - The Conners
-25.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 8:00 (vs. 2/4/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+20.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 9:00 (vs. The Gifted)
0.00% - This Is Us (vs. World of Dance)
0.00% - For Life (vs. The Rookie)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
-10.00% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
-14.29% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 8:00 (vs. Lethal Weapon)
-16.67% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
-25.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-30.00% - The Voice
-37.50% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-50.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. World of Dance)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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