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[03/12/21 - 10:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return on Top
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 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/11/21):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

ABC (4.773 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "ABC News Special" (6.244 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Station 19" (5.219 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "Grey's Anatomy" (4.631 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "A Million Little Things" (2.695 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

CBS (4.463 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) took home the silver with its lineup of "CBS News Special" (6.168 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (5.811 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5), "B Positive" (4.809 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Mom" (4.164 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Clarice" (2.912 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14).

Next up was FOX (2.239 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its combination of "FOX News Special" (2.282 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Hell's Kitchen" (2.285 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Call Me Kat" (1.830 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Last Man Standing" (2.515 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).Meanwhile, NBC (2.197 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up "NBC News Special" (3.521 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Superstore" (1.790 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14), a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.108 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Dateline NBC" (1.827 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #18).

And finally, originals from "Walker" (1.370 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Legacies" (0.503 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.1, #19) closed out the night on The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Walker (vs. 2/18/21)
+25.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Station 19 (vs. 12/17/20)
0.00% - B Positive
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 2/18/21)
-14.29% - Hell's Kitchen
-20.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 12/17/20)
-20.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. 12/17/20)
-20.00% - Call Me Kat
-22.22% - Young Sheldon
-25.00% - Clarice
-25.00% - Superstore
-28.57% - Mom
-50.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Walker (vs. Katy Keene)
+9.09% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Last Man Standing/Outmatched)
0.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Unicorn)
-10.00% - Station 19
-16.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. Deputy)
-25.00% - B Positive (vs. Mom)
-28.57% - Mom (vs. Carol's Second Act)
-33.33% - Grey's Anatomy
-33.33% - A Million Little Things
-33.33% - Call Me Kat (vs. Deputy)
-40.00% - Clarice (vs. Tommy)
-50.00% - Legacies
-50.00% - Superstore (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-60.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/12/20):

ABC (5.593 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) led the demo race on Thursday with its trio of "Station 19" (6.622 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "Grey's Anatomy" (6.291 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.866 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

CBS (5.986 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) remained the silver draw with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (8.758 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), the season finale of "The Unicorn" (5.790 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Mom" (6.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), the season finale of "Carol's Second Act" (5.234 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Tommy" (4.894 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.179 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "Last Man Standing" (3.623 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Outmatched" (2.086 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Deputy" (3.503 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.238 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for a repeat "Superstore" (2.508 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) followed by new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.275 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Will & Grace" (2.309 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Indebted" (1.552 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.391 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "Katy Keene" (0.601 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) and "Legacies" (0.511 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.556 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Indebted
+22.22% - Young Sheldon
+20.00% - Deputy
+16.67% - The Unicorn
+16.67% - Carol's Second Act
+14.29% - Mom
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Will & Grace
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 2/13/20)
0.00% - Katy Keene
-7.69% - Grey's Anatomy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
0.00% - Mom (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. For the People)
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. AP Bio)
-8.33% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-12.50% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-16.67% - Tommy (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
-28.57% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-28.57% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-30.00% - The Unicorn (vs. Fam)
-33.33% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)
-33.33% - Legacies
-33.33% - Deputy (vs. 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards)
-33.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards)
-44.44% - Outmatched (vs. 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards)
-75.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Supernatural)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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