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[03/10/21 - 10:06 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/9/21):

CBS (7.684 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its usual trio of "NCIS" (9.552 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "FBI" (7.463 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.036 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

NBC (4.947 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its lineup of a repeat "The Voice" (3.975 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), a special new "The Voice" (6.698 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and an original "New Amsterdam" (4.167 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was FOX (2.305 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "The Resident" (3.394 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and a rebroadcast of "Name That Tune" (1.215 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.139 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) offered up its mix of "To Tell the Truth" (3.501 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), repeats of "Black-ish" (1.762 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Mixed-ish" (1.422 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) plus "Soul of a Nation" (1.325 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (0.991 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Superman & Lois" (1.235 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) rounded out the night on The CW (1.113 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - FBI
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Superman & Lois
0.00% - The Flash
-33.33% - Soul of a Nation

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Superman & Lois (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
0.00% - The Flash
-12.50% - FBI
-14.29% - New Amsterdam
-14.29% - The Resident
-16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted
-18.18% - The Voice (vs. This Is Us)
-20.00% - NCIS
-75.00% - Soul of a Nation (vs. For Life)
-79.17% - To Tell the Truth (vs. The Bachelor)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/10/20):

ABC (6.706 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) surged to the demo crown with the season finale of "The Bachelor" (8.483 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and a new "For Life" (3.153 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

The silver went to NBC (4.819 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and its trio of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.409 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "This Is Us" (5.576 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "New Amsterdam" (4.471 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (8.279 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with new episodes of "NCIS" (10.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "FBI" (8.329 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.827 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up fresh installments of "The Resident" (3.668 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Empire" (1.987 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.920 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with new episodes of "The Flash" (1.066 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.774 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - For Life (vs. 2/25/20)
+14.29% - The Bachelor (vs. 3/9/20)
0.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. 2/25/20)
0.00% - Empire
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 2/25/20)
-9.09% - NCIS (vs. 2/18/20)
-10.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 2/18/20)
-11.11% - FBI (vs. 2/18/20)
-12.50% - The Resident
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. 2/18/20)
-21.43% - This Is Us (vs. 2/25/20)
-25.00% - The Flash (vs. 2/25/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+4.35% - The Bachelor
0.00% - For Life (vs. Videos After Dark)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)
-9.09% - NCIS
-12.50% - The Resident (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-14.29% - Empire (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-20.00% - FBI
-25.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
-30.00% - New Amsterdam
-38.89% - This Is Us
-40.00% - The Flash

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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