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[03/26/21 - 10:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Keep ABC 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 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/25/21):

ABC (4.323 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was still on top on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Station 19" (5.018 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "Grey's Anatomy" (4.883 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.069 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

FOX (2.447 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) took home the silver with its lineup of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.736 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), the season finale of "Call Me Kat" (2.024 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Last Man Standing" (2.292 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was NBC (2.673 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with the penultimate "Superstore" (2.706 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), the series finale of "Superstore" (2.316 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.580 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Dateline NBC" (2.927 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.647 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) opted for repeats of "Young Sheldon" (3.949 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "B Positive" (3.124 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Mom" (3.073 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (2.407 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and "Clarice" (1.664 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

And finally, The CW (0.681 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its special "People Presents: Harry & Meghan's American Dream" (0.860 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16) and a new "Legacies" (0.502 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T16).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Legacies
-16.67% - Call Me Kat
-20.00% - Last Man Standing

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Last Man Standing/Outmatched)
0.00% - People Presents: Harry & Meghan's American Dream (vs. Katy Keene)
-16.67% - Call Me Kat (vs. Deputy)
-28.57% - A Million Little Things
-28.57% - Superstore - 8:30 (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-30.77% - Grey's Anatomy
-33.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. Deputy)
-41.67% - Station 19
-42.86% - Dateline NBC (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
-44.44% - Superstore - 8:00
-50.00% - Legacies


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/26/20):

ABC (6.046 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday thanks to "Station 19" (7.292 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2), "Grey's Anatomy" (6.507 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and the season finale of "A Million Little Things" (4.340 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

CBS (5.025 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the silver draw with its repeat lineup of "Young Sheldon" (6.668 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "Young Sheldon" (6.283 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Mom" (5.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "The Neighborhood" (4.232 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Bull" (3.762 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

Next up was FOX (3.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a new "Last Man Standing" (4.494 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) followed by the season finales of "Outmatched" (2.626 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Deputy" (3.909 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.768 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) served up orginals from "Superstore" (3.636 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.339 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "Indebted" (1.626 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15), another "Indebted" (1.497 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.756 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments from "Katy Keene" (0.549 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #18) and "Legacies" (0.626 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #17) closed out the night on The CW (0.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. 2/27/20)
0.00% - Superstore
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
0.00% - Deputy
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Legacies
0.00% - Katy Keene
-7.69% - Station 19
-13.33% - Grey's Anatomy
-40.00% - Indebted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+100.00% - Deputy (vs. The Orville (Repeat))
+100.00% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+40.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+40.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. AP Bio)
+30.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
+16.67% - A Million Little Things (vs. For the People)
+12.50% - Superstore
-20.00% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-33.33% - Legacies
-40.00% - Indebted - 9:30 (vs. Abby's)
-42.86% - Indebted - 9:00 (vs. Will & Grace)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Supernatural (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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