or


[05/07/21 - 10:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy" Lifts ABC to Demo Victory
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 (5/6/21):

ABC (4.111 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was back on top on Thursday with originals from "Station 19" (4.285 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), "Grey's Anatomy" (4.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "Rebel" (3.243 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

NBC (2.651 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) moved up to second with its lineup of "Manifest" (2.941 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), a second "Manifest" (2.744 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.267 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was CBS (4.204 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with fresh installments from "Young Sheldon" (6.364 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "United States of Al" (4.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Mom" (5.154 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3), "B Positive" (4.035 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Clarice" (2.537 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a repeat "Name That Tune" (1.487 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) alongside new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (2.029 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Let's Be Real" (0.950 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

And finally, The CW (0.743 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) wrapped the evening with new episodes of "Walker" (0.975 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Legacies" (0.510 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - B Positive
+25.00% - Rebel (vs. 4/22/21)
+25.00% - Manifest - 8:00
+25.00% - Manifest - 9:00
+20.00% - Mom
+12.50% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 4/22/21)
0.00% - Station 19 (vs. 4/22/21)
0.00% - Clarice (vs. 4/8/21)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Let's Be Real
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 4/15/21)
-20.00% - United States of Al
-28.57% - Young Sheldon
-50.00% - Walker (vs. 4/15/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Manifest - 9:00 (vs. Blindspot)
+25.00% - Manifest - 8:00 (vs. Council of Dads)
+12.50% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
0.00% - Rebel (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
0.00% - Mom (vs. Mom (Repeat))
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Mental Samurai (Repeat))
0.00% - Legacies (vs. In the Dark)
0.00% - Walker (vs. Katy Keene)
-16.67% - B Positive (vs. Broke)
-22.22% - Station 19 (vs. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
-28.57% - Young Sheldon (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-33.33% - Let's Be Real (vs. Mental Samurai (Repeat))
-40.00% - Clarice (vs. Tommy)
-42.86% - United States of Al (vs. Man with a Plan)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/7/20):

ABC (4.836 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was still the demo champ on Thursday with its trio of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (6.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "Station 19" (5.526 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.778 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

CBS (5.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (6.503 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), a new "Man with a Plan" (6.082 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Mom" (5.190 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), a new "Broke" (4.799 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and the season finale of "Tommy" (5.374 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was NBC (2.476 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with an original "Council of Dads" (3.023 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), the return of "Blindspot" (2.143 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.262 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.634 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up the launch of "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.785 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a repeat "Mental Samurai" (1.483 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "Katy Keene" (0.471 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.340 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.406 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Council of Dads
+12.50% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Broke
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Katy Keene
0.00% - In the Dark
-11.11% - Station 19
-16.67% - How to Get Away with Murder

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. For the People)
-11.11% - Station 19 (vs. Station 19)
-20.00% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. Paradise Hotel)
-25.00% - Broke (vs. Life in Pieces)
-28.57% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-30.77% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-40.00% - Blindspot (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Abby's)
-46.67% - Council of Dads (vs. Superstore/Superstore)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. iZombie)
-50.00% - In the Dark
-53.33% - Man with a Plan (vs. Young Sheldon)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





  [may 2021]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/26/21 - 03:08 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Delivers Most-Watched Week 7 Game Since 2014, 12.9 Million Viewers Tune in for New Orleans at Seattle
"Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli" (ESPN2) returned for the first time since Week 3, and, in doing so, delivered 1.6 million viewers, resulting in the Super Bowl-winning brothers now fronting ESPN's three most-watched alternate telecasts.

[10/26/21 - 12:36 PM]
BET Scores with 3.3 Million Viewers Tuned in to the Premiere of "Games People Play" Season Two and the New Episodes of Tyler Perry's Original Scripted Series on October 19
Additionally, all four originals grew their audience by double-digits L+3 vs. their Live + Same Day numbers.

[10/26/21 - 11:51 AM]
ESPN Networks Win the College Football Weekend, Airing Four Most-Watched Games of Week 8
Overall, ESPN networks were responsible for two-thirds of all college football game minutes watched in Week 8.

[10/25/21 - 03:05 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Opening Week Since 2017
The ESPN NBA doubleheader on Friday, October 22, averaged 1,893,000 viewers, up 26 percent from its opening week Friday doubleheader in 2019.

[10/22/21 - 01:44 PM]
Season Five of Hallmark Channel's "Chesapeake Shores" Wraps Up as #1 Scripted Series on Cable
The finale episode propelled the network to be the #1 most-watched network in Weekend Total Day among Women 18+, averaging 2.1 million Total Viewers and 226,000 Women 25-54.

[10/21/21 - 03:30 PM]
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Double Overtime Thriller is ESPN's Most-Watched Wednesday Season-Opening NBA Telecast in 18 Years
The telecast averaged 1.96 million viewers, peaking with 2.87 million viewers from 10:30-10:45 p.m. ET.

[10/21/21 - 12:52 PM]
ESPN's NFL Studio Shows All Driving Year-Over-Year Audience Increases; Each Show Up Among Persons 18-24 and Other Key Demos
More than 1.2 million fans are tuning in to ESPN on NFL Sunday mornings, as "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET) is averaging 1,230,000 viewers a show, a 2% higher audience than last season.

[10/20/21 - 04:47 PM]
5.6 Million Viewers Tuned in to BET for the Premieres of Its Expansive Roster of Hit Drama and Comedy Series Last Week!
Last Tuesday night BET held the top three shows on cable for Black viewers 18-49, "The Oval" #1 including all of TV, "Assisted Living" #2, and "House of Payne" #3.

[10/20/21 - 02:21 PM]
ABC Is Thursday's No. 1 Entertainment Net for 3rd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" emerged as Thursday's No. 1 entertainment show in Adults 18-49 (1.1/7), tying NBC's "Law & Order: SVU."

[10/20/21 - 11:03 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Annual "Fall Harvest" Event Concludes, Making the Network the #1 Most Watched on Weekends and #2 in Total Day
Overall, "Fall Harvest" featured six Saturday night original movie premieres which together averaged 1.5 million Households, 1.8 million Total Viewers and 194,000 Women 25-54.

[10/20/21 - 07:37 AM]
"A Million Little Things" Posts +250% Increase in L+7 Playback in Adults 18-49
"A Million Little Things" also more than doubled its overall audience after seven days of TV playback, soaring by 135% in Total Viewers (1.7 million to 4.0 million).

[10/19/21 - 03:01 PM]
Netflix Details Its Top 10 Series & Films to Date in Hours Viewed
The streaming service will shift to reporting on hours viewed rather than the number of accounts that choose to watch them.

[10/19/21 - 03:00 PM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Grows Year-Over-Year Viewership for Fourth Consecutive Week; 12.6 Million Watch Buffalo-Tennessee Week 6 Thriller
"Monday Night Football" is continuing a banner year, up 17% and 15% season-to-date from the 2020 and 2019 seasons (seven games), respectively, averaging 13.8 million viewers this season (six games).

[10/19/21 - 11:25 AM]
ABC Wednesday Comedies Up Week to Week
"The Wonder Years" built over the prior week by 7% in Total Viewers (3.2 million vs. 3.0 million) and held even week to week among Adults 18-49 (0.6/4).

[10/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
FOX's "The Simpsons" Wins Week in L7 Ratings for First Time in Nearly Seven Years
The network also had the #1 drama ("9-1-1") and #1T unscripted series of the week ("The Masked Singer").