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[03/08/21 - 10:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Oprah with Meghan and Harry" Special Puts CBS on Top
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 (3/7/21):

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

CBS (12.437 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) got a big boost on Sunday thanks to its lineup of "60 Minutes" (9.792 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), the two-hour special "Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special" (17.137 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and a repeat of "The Equalizer" (5.680 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

ABC (4.651 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was a distant second with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.334 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5), "American Idol" (5.162 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and the return of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (2.948 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.124 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with originals from "Cherries Wild" (1.316 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), "Bless the Harts" (0.833 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), "The Simpsons" (1.311 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Great North" (1.020 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Bob's Burgers" (1.163 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6) and "Family Guy" (1.100 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.765 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a repeat "The Voice" (1.994 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12), the relocated "Ellen's Game of Games" (1.448 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and the return of "Good Girls" (1.625 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.337 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "The 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards" (0.337 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Bob's Burgers
+33.33% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - The Great North
0.00% - The Simpsons
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Bless the Harts
-20.00% - American Idol
-20.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (vs. 1/31/21)
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-40.00% - Cherries Wild
-50.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 2/22/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+372.73% - Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special (vs. God Friended Me/NCIS: Los Angeles)
0.00% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - The Great North (vs. Duncanville)
0.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-20.00% - The Simpsons
-20.00% - Family Guy
-20.00% - Good Girls
-25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat))
-25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist)
-38.46% - American Idol
-50.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (vs. The Rookie)
-50.00% - The 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards (vs. Batwoman/Supergirl)
-57.14% - Cherries Wild (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/8/20):

ABC (6.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with a repeat "America's Funniest Home Videos" (4.965 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) followed by new episodes of "American Idol" (7.196 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "The Rookie" (5.131 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2).

CBS (6.831 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was the silver draw with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (9.251 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "God Friended Me" (5.945 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.449 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.677 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.657 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with repeats of "The Simpsons" (3.439 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and "Bob's Burgers" (1.069 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) alongside originals from "The Simpsons" (1.607 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Duncanville" (1.073 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Bob's Burgers" (1.304 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Family Guy" (1.451 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.344 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up an encore of "Little Big Shots" (2.427 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T16) followed by fresh installments of "Little Big Shots" (3.106 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.950 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "Good Girls" (1.895 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.725 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "Batwoman" (0.774 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18) and "Supergirl" (0.676 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T18).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Good Girls
+14.29% - The Rookie
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Batwoman (vs. 2/23/20)
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. 2/23/20)
-11.11% - 60 Minutes
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - God Friended Me
-16.67% - The Simpsons
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers
-20.00% - Little Big Shots

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Rookie (vs. Shark Tank)
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed)
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul)
-16.67% - Good Girls
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul)
-16.67% - God Friended Me
-28.57% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
-33.33% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl)
-37.50% - The Simpsons
-44.44% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy)
-50.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. World of Dance)
-50.00% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers)
-50.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. World of Dance)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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