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[03/04/21 - 10:35 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Name That Tune" Puts FOX 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/3/21):

FOX (2.571 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday with the penultimate "Name That Tune" (2.458 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and the season finale of "Name That Tune" (2.683 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

CBS (3.658 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) was the most-watched network thanks to originals from "Tough as Nails" (3.422 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "SEAL Team" (4.034 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "S.W.A.T." (3.517 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.026 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and its repeat lineup of "Chicago Med" (3.396 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Chicago Fire" (2.965 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Chicago PD" (2.717 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.360 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "American Housewife" (2.636 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "The Conners" (3.479 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Call Your Mother" (2.323 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) plus the return of "The Con" (1.798 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13).

And finally, The CW (0.269 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) opted for repeats of "Riverdale" (0.305 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) and "Nancy Drew" (0.233 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.0, #15) to round out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Name That Tune - 9:00
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 2/17/21)
0.00% - Name That Tune - 8:00
0.00% - S.W.A.T. (vs. 2/17/21)
-16.67% - The Conners
-16.67% - American Housewife
-20.00% - Tough as Nails
-20.00% - Call Your Mother
-25.00% - The Con (vs. 10/28/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-14.29% - The Goldbergs (vs. Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda)
-16.67% - SEAL Team
-20.00% - S.W.A.T.
-25.00% - The Con (vs. Stumptown)
-28.57% - The Conners (vs. Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda)
-28.57% - American Housewife (vs. Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda)
-40.00% - Name That Tune - 9:00 (vs. LEGO Masters)
-42.86% - Call Your Mother (vs. Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda)
-71.43% - Tough as Nails (vs. Survivor: Winners at War)
-72.22% - Name That Tune - 8:00 (vs. The Masked Singer)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/4/20):

FOX (4.876 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday with fresh installments from "The Masked Singer" (6.739 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "LEGO Masters" (3.013 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

The silver draw was NBC (7.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its trio of "Chicago Med" (8.276 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Chicago Fire" (8.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Chicago PD" (7.075 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and originals from "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.074 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "SEAL Team" (4.547 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "SWAT" (3.486 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for the special "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" (4.165 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) followed by a new "Stumptown" (2.395 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Riverdale" (0.681 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Nancy Drew" (0.617 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) 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):
+5.88% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - LEGO Masters
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Stumptown
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-8.33% - Chicago Fire
-16.67% - Chicago Med
-16.67% - Chicago PD
-28.57% - SWAT (vs. 1/29/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
+83.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+66.67% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
+66.67% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+25.00% - LEGO Masters (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. The World's Best)
0.00% - SWAT (vs. The World's Best)
-6.67% - Survivor: Winners at War
-33.33% - Riverdale
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. All American)
-50.00% - Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda (vs. American Idol)
-55.56% - Stumptown (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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