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[03/17/21 - 10:06 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Top Charts in Viewers, Demos
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 (3/16/21):

CBS (7.877 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) scored as the top draw on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (9.540 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1), "FBI" (7.866 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.224 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

NBC (3.624 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with its lineup of "Young Rock" (2.888 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Kenan" (2.095 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "This Is Us" (4.800 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and "New Amsterdam" (3.579 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was ABC (2.236 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with a new "To Tell the Truth" (3.656 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6) alongside repeats of "Black-ish" (1.891 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Mixed-ish" (1.500 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) plus a new "Soul of a Nation" (1.355 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.230 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up the premiere of "Holmes Family Effect" (1.399 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a second "Holmes Family Effect" (1.061 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, fresh installments from "The Flash" (1.002 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Superman & Lois" (1.186 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (1.094 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
0.00% - NCIS
0.00% - FBI
0.00% - Young Rock (vs. 3/2/21)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Soul of a Nation
-11.11% - This Is Us (vs. 3/2/21)
-20.00% - Kenan (vs. 3/2/21)
-33.33% - New Amsterdam
-33.33% - Superman & Lois
-33.33% - The Flash

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - Superman & Lois (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-12.50% - FBI (vs. FBI (Repeat))
-25.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
-42.86% - This Is Us
-42.86% - New Amsterdam
-47.37% - To Tell the Truth (vs. The Conners/Bless This Mess)
-50.00% - The Flash
-53.85% - Young Rock (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-62.50% - Holmes Family Effect - 8:00 (vs. The Resident)
-66.67% - Soul of a Nation (vs. For Life)
-69.23% - Kenan (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-71.43% - Holmes Family Effect - 9:00 (vs. The Resident)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/17/20):

NBC (6.044 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was back in front on Tuesday with originals from "Ellen's Game of Games" (5.951 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "This Is Us" (6.983 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (5.198 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

The silver draw was CBS (6.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) despite repeats of "NCIS" (7.459 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "FBI" (6.990 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) plus a new "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.549 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with new episodes of "The Resident" (4.708 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Empire" (2.698 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.528 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "The Conners" (6.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Bless This Mess" (4.126 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Mixed-ish" (2.994 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.747 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "For Life" (2.361 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.259 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.674 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) closed out the night on The CW (0.967 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+44.44% - Ellen's Game of Games
+40.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. 2/25/20)
+33.33% - FBI: Most Wanted
+33.33% - The Flash
+33.33% - The Conners (vs. 2/25/20)
+27.27% - This Is Us
+20.00% - Black-ish (vs. 2/25/20)
+16.67% - Bless This Mess (vs. 2/25/20)
+16.67% - Empire
+14.29% - The Resident
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-25.00% - For Life

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
+16.67% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
+16.67% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
+8.33% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Splitting Up Together)
0.00% - Empire (vs. Mental Samurai)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-14.29% - For Life (vs. The Rookie)
-17.65% - This Is Us
-20.00% - The Flash
-22.22% - New Amsterdam (vs. The Village)
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Roswell, New Mexico)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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