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[01/14/21 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Return on Top for NBC
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 (1/13/21):

NBC (6.958 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to the return of "Chicago Med" (7.414 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1), "Chicago Fire" (7.063 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Chicago PD" (6.397 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

FOX (2.924 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) had to settle for second with its duo of "The Masked Dancer" (2.912 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Name That Tune" (2.936 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was CBS (3.970 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its lineup of "The Price Is Right at Night" (4.810 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "SEAL Team" (3.901 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "S.W.A.T." (3.199 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.863 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up the 2021 premieres of "The Goldbergs" (3.720 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "American Housewife" (3.048 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "The Conners" (3.767 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) followed by the launch of "Call Your Mother" (3.227 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and a repeat "The Chase" (1.709 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

And finally, repeats of "Riverdale" (0.333 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.203 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.0, #15) on The CW (0.268 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.0, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Chicago PD (vs. 11/18/20)
+11.11% - Chicago Fire (vs. 11/18/20)
0.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 11/18/20)
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 12/2/20)
0.00% - Name That Tune
0.00% - The Masked Dancer
0.00% - The Conners (vs. 12/2/20)
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 12/16/20)
-16.67% - American Housewife (vs. 12/2/20)
-20.00% - S.W.A.T. (vs. 12/16/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Name That Tune (vs. Almost Family)
+75.00% - The Masked Dancer (vs. Flirty Dancing)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - The Price Is Right at Night (vs. Undercover Boss)
-16.67% - Chicago Fire
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-16.67% - American Housewife (vs. Schooled)
-16.67% - Call Your Mother (vs. Single Parents)
-18.18% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-33.33% - S.W.A.T.
-33.33% - The Conners (vs. Modern Family)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/15/20):

NBC (7.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) claimed top honors on Wednesday thanks to its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1), "Chicago Fire" (8.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and "Chicago PD" (6.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

CBS (4.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was a distant second with its trio of "Undercover Boss" (4.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Criminal Minds" (4.557 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "SWAT" (3.636 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Next up was ABC (2.960 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.607 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Schooled" (2.873 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Modern Family" (3.835 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Single Parents" (2.484 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Stumptown" (2.482 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.261 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up the Saturday-bound "Flirty Dancing" (1.507 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Almost Family" (1.015 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.617 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed the evening with "The CW Dog Honors" (0.567 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and the return of "Nancy Drew" (0.668 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Flirty Dancing
+10.00% - Chicago PD
9.09% - Chicago Med
9.09% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Criminal Minds
0.00% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - SWAT (vs. 12/11/19)
0.00% - Schooled (vs. 12/11/19)
0.00% - Almost Family
-12.50% - The Goldbergs (vs. 12/11/19)
-20.00% - Stumptown
-33.33% - Single Parents
-40.00% - Modern Family
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. 12/11/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - SWAT (vs. FBI (Repeat))
+16.67% - Criminal Minds (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+9.09% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Chicago Med
-20.00% - Stumptown (vs. Match Game)
-22.22% - Undercover Boss (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-25.00% - Modern Family
-25.00% - Single Parents
-41.67% - The Goldbergs
-45.45% - Schooled
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-60.00% - Flirty Dancing (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-80.00% - The CW Dog Honors (vs. Riverdale)
-86.36% - Almost Family (vs. The Masked Singer)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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