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[02/25/21 - 09:30 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Name That Tune" Top Demo Race
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 (2/24/21):

FOX (2.495 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) led a competitive Wednesday with its duo of "Name That Tune" (2.428 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and another "Name That Tune" (2.562 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

NBC (3.240 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) was a close second with its repeat lineup of "Chicago Med" (3.587 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (3.205 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (2.929 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

ABC (2.782 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) likewise shared in the silver with its mix of "The Goldbergs" (3.660 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "American Housewife" (3.127 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "The Conners" (3.696 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "Call Your Mother" (2.791 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and the season finale of "For Life" (1.710 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.535 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a new "Tough as Nails" (3.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (2.174 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "S.W.A.T." (2.182 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

And finally, originals from "Riverdale" (0.618 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.543 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) closed out the evening on The CW (0.581 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Call Your Mother (vs. 2/10/21)
+20.00% - The Conners (vs. 2/3/21)
+20.00% - American Housewife (vs. 2/10/21)
+20.00% - Name That Tune
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 2/10/21)
0.00% - Tough as Nails
0.00% - For Life
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-50.00% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Conners (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+20.00% - American Housewife (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
0.00% - Call Your Mother (vs. Single Parents)
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-25.00% - The Goldbergs
-25.00% - For Life (vs. Shark Tank: Greatest of All Time)
-40.00% - Name That Tune - 9:00 (vs. LEGO Masters)
-50.00% - Riverdale
-64.29% - Tough as Nails (vs. Survivor: Winners at War)
-70.59% - Name That Tune - 8:00 (vs. The Masked Singer)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/26/20):

FOX (4.903 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday with fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (6.682 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.125 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

NBC (8.414 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) was a close second with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.526 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Chicago Fire" (8.558 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (8.159 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Next up was CBS (5.151 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.123 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) followed by the return of "SEAL Team" (4.352 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and a second "SEAL Team" (3.978 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.562 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up a new "The Goldbergs" (3.767 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), repeats of "The Goldbergs" (2.379 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Modern Family" (2.388 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) plus a new "Single Parents" (2.255 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and the special "Shark Tank: Greatest of All Time" (2.293 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.699 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.599 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) closed out the night on The CW (0.649 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 2/12/20)
+9.09% - Chicago Fire (vs. 2/12/20)
+9.09% - Chicago Med (vs. 2/12/20)
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - LEGO Masters
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 2/12/20)
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. 2/5/20)
-10.53% - The Masked Singer
-14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. 12/11/19)
-16.67% - Single Parents

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - SEAL Team - 10:00 (vs. The World's Best)
20.00% - SEAL Team - 9:00 (vs. The World's Best)
+9.09% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago Med
-6.67% - Survivor: Winners at War
-27.27% - The Goldbergs
-28.57% - Single Parents
-33.33% - Riverdale
-34.62% - The Masked Singer
-42.86% - Shark Tank: Greatest of All Time (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-72.22% - LEGO Masters (vs. The Masked Singer)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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