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[02/27/20 - 08:02 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Holds Off Demo Competition
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 (2/26/20):

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)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/27/19):

FOX (10.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) eclipsed the competition on Wednesday with the penultimate "The Masked Singer" (8.596 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and the season finale of "The Masked Singer" (11.445 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1).

NBC (7.943 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.448 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.249 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (7.134 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was ABC (3.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments of "The Goldbergs" (4.525 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Schooled" (3.518 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9), "Modern Family" (4.340 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Single Parents" (2.948 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10) plus the formal premiere of "Whiskey Cavalier" (4.101 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.145 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" (7.061 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "The World's Best" (2.816 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and another "The World's Best" (2.558 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.747 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.878 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "All American" (0.616 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
38.46% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Modern Family
0.00% - Schooled
0.00% - Single Parents
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 2/6/19)
0.00% - All American (vs. 2/6/19)
-6.25% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-7.69% - Chicago Med
-7.69% - Chicago Fire
-21.43% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - The World's Best - 9:00
-33.33% - The World's Best - 10:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+225.00% - The Masked Singer - 8:00 (vs. The X-Files)
+140.00% - The Masked Singer - 9:00 (vs. 9-1-1)
+50.00% - Riverdale (vs. Riverdale (Repeat))
+33.33% - Chicago Med (vs. The Blacklist)
+16.67% - Whiskey Cavalier (vs. Designated Survivor)
+9.09% - Chicago Fire (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
0.00% - All American (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-8.33% - Chicago PD
-10.00% - Schooled (vs. Speechless)
-15.38% - The Goldbergs
-15.38% - Modern Family
-16.67% - Survivor: Edge of Extinction
-30.00% - Single Parents (vs. American Housewife)
-50.00% - The World's Best - 10:00 (vs. SEAL Team)
-68.75% - The World's Best - 9:00 (vs. Survivor: Ghost Island)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Wednesday results are unreliable due to interruptions for special news reports.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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