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[03/05/21 - 10:06 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Young Sheldon" Tops Viewers, Demos for CBS
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 (3/4/21):

CBS (4.711 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (7.486 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "B Positive" (4.990 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5), "Mom" (5.114 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "The Unicorn" (3.748 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Clarice" (3.465 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

FOX (2.321 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its trio of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.461 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), "Call Me Kat" (1.935 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Last Man Standing" (2.427 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was ABC (4.354 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with the season finale of "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune" (5.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2), a new "The Chase" (4.170 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and the season finale of "The Chase" (3.311 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.142 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up a new "Superstore" (2.225 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), repeats of "Young Rock" (1.345 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.069 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) plus a new "Dateline NBC" (2.573 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Walker" (0.792 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) and "Legacies" (0.335 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.0, #17) closed out the night on The CW (0.564 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Mom
+16.67% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - The Unicorn
0.00% - Call Me Kat
0.00% - Clarice
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Superstore
-12.50% - Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
-14.29% - B Positive
-16.67% - The Chase

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Last Man Standing/Outmatched)
0.00% - Mom
0.00% - Young Sheldon
0.00% - Call Me Kat (vs. Deputy)
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
0.00% - B Positive (vs. The Unicorn)
-16.67% - The Unicorn (vs. Carol's Second Act)
-20.00% - Clarice (vs. Tommy)
-20.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Deputy)
-20.00% - Superstore (vs. Superstore (Repeat))
-30.00% - Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (vs. Station 19)
-33.33% - The Chase - 10:00 (vs. A Million Little Things)
-61.54% - The Chase - 9:00 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/5/20):

ABC (5.379 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Thursday with its drama mix of "Station 19" (6.089 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Grey's Anatomy" (6.308 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "A Million Little Things" (3.741 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

CBS (5.623 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then edged the total viewer race with its lineup of "Young Sheldon" (8.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "The Unicorn" (5.568 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Mom" (5.794 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Carol's Second Act" (4.678 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Tommy" (4.615 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Next up was FOX (3.054 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with originals from "Last Man Standing" (3.533 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Outmatched" (2.062 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Deputy" (3.310 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.990 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for a repeat "Superstore" (2.062 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) alongside new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.863 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Will & Grace" (2.089 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "Indebted" (1.400 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.264 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15).

And finally, a new "Katy Keene" (0.515 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and a repeat "Legacies" (0.309 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) closed out the night on The CW (0.412 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Will & Grace
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+18.18% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Mom (vs. 2/20/20)
0.00% - Carol's Second Act (vs. 2/20/20)
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Outmatched
0.00% - Katy Keene
-10.00% - Young Sheldon (vs. 2/20/20)
-14.29% - The Unicorn (vs. 2/20/20)
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-16.67% - Deputy
-25.00% - Indebted

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. AP Bio)
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. For the People)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham)
-16.67% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-16.67% - Outmatched (vs. Gotham)
-16.67% - Deputy (vs. The Orville)
-33.33% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-33.33% - Carol's Second Act (vs. Fam)
-41.67% - Mom
-44.44% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-57.14% - Young Sheldon (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-57.14% - Indebted (vs. Will & Grace)
-64.71% - The Unicorn (vs. Young Sheldon)
-75.00% - Katy Keene (vs. Supernatural)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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