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[01/28/21 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Trio Tops Charts 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 (1/27/21):

NBC (6.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) remained on top on Wednesday with its trio of "Chicago Med" (7.066 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1), "Chicago Fire" (6.803 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and "Chicago PD" (5.855 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

FOX (2.605 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) claimed the silver honors with fresh installments of "The Masked Dancer" (2.627 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Name That Tune" (2.583 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Next up was CBS (3.954 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its mix of "The Price Is Right at Night" (4.789 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "SEAL Team" (4.078 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "S.W.A.T." (2.995 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.501 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.299 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "American Housewife" (2.765 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10), "The Conners" (3.438 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Call Your Mother" (2.511 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) plus the return of "For Life" (1.497 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.529 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.420 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.474 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Chicago PD (vs. 1/13/21)
0.00% - Name That Tune
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 1/13/21)
0.00% - S.W.A.T. (vs. 1/13/21)
0.00% - Call Your Mother
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-10.00% - Chicago Med (vs. 1/13/21)
-10.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. 1/13/21)
-16.67% - The Conners
-16.67% - The Masked Dancer
-20.00% - American Housewife (vs. 1/13/21)
-25.00% - For Life (vs. 12/16/20)
-28.57% - The Goldbergs (vs. 1/13/21)
-50.00% - Riverdale

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+71.43% - Name That Tune (vs. Last Man Standing/Outmatched (Repeats))
+50.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
+50.00% - Chicago Fire (Vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
0.00% - Nancy Drew
0.00% - The Conners (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
0.00% - The Masked Dancer (vs. Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis)
-20.00% - Call Your Mother (vs. Single Parents)
-30.00% - The Price Is Right at Night (vs. Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2020)
-40.00% - For Life (vs. Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and The Crown)
-42.86% - S.W.A.T.
-42.86% - American Housewife (vs. Schooled)
-44.44% - SEAL Team (vs. Criminal Minds)
-44.44% - The Goldbergs
-50.00% - Riverdale


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/29/20):

CBS (5.815 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the network to beat on a low key Wednesday with its mix of "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2020" (7.151 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Criminal Minds" (5.880 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "SWAT" (4.414 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Second place went to NBC (4.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its repeat trio of "Chicago Med" (4.670 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (3.801 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Sharing the silver was ABC (3.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its mix of "The Goldbergs" (3.980 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Schooled" (2.904 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), a repeat "Modern Family" (2.554 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Single Parents" (2.415 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and the special "Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and The Crown" (3.436 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.543 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its own special "Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis" (3.312 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) alongside repeats of "Last Man Standing" (2.116 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Outmatched" (1.432 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14).

And finally, The CW (0.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with originals from "Riverdale" (0.743 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "Nancy Drew" (0.642 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - SWAT
+28.57% - Criminal Minds
+12.50% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Schooled
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-16.67% - Single Parents

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+63.64% - Criminal Minds (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
-12.50% - SWAT (vs. Criminal Minds)
-16.67% - Super Bowl Greatest Commercials 2020 (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-16.67% - Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan, and The Crown (vs. Match Game)
-30.00% - Schooled
-30.77% - The Goldbergs
-37.50% - Single Parents
-50.00% - Riverdale
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-58.33% - Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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