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[04/06/21 - 10:01 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wraps NCAA Coverage 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/5/21):

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

CBS (10.578 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to its mix of a repeat "The Neighborhood" (6.705 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) followed by the "Capital One Championship Central" (5.232 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game" (12.883 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1).

NBC (4.730 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a distant second with fresh installments from "The Voice" (5.837 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and "Debris" (2.517 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6).

Next up was ABC (3.781 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "American Idol" (4.515 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and a repeat "The Good Doctor" (2.314 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.996 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a repeat "9-1-1" (2.134 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and a new "America's Most Wanted" (1.858 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with full hours of repeats from "Superman & Lois" (0.560 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and another "Superman & Lois" (0.472 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Debris
+14.29% - The Voice
0.00% - America's Most Wanted
-14.29% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Most Wanted (vs. FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America (Repeat))
-36.84% - American Idol (vs. Celebrity Family Feud (Repeats))
-46.67% - The Voice
-50.00% - Debris (vs. Manifest)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/6/20):

NBC (7.856 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (9.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and the season finale of "Manifest" (4.583 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

CBS (6.722 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) was the silver draw with its mix of "The Neighborhood" (7.267 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (6.644 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "All Rise" (6.078 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Bull" (7.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.321 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.106 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), another "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.884 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and the special "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises" (2.972 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.848 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for encores of "9-1-1" (2.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America" (1.340 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.765 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.969 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.881 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a new "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.605 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Manifest
0.00% - Bull (vs. 3/16/20)
0.00% - All Rise (vs. 3/16/20)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
-9.09% - The Neighborhood (vs. 3/16/20)
-11.11% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. 3/16/20)
-11.76% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Manifest (vs. The Enemy Within)
+25.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
0.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises (vs. The Fix)
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-44.44% - The Neighborhood (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-60.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Capital One Championship Central)
-84.09% - Bull (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game)
-84.09% - All Rise (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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