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[02/22/21 - 11:51 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Lead Demo Race
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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/21/21):

ABC (5.532 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) led the demo race on Sunday with its trio of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (5.183 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "American Idol" (6.513 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "The Rookie" (3.919 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

CBS (6.935 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was the silver draw with its lineup of "60 Minutes" (9.297 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "The Equalizer" (7.882 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.741 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.819 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was FOX (1.137 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with the launch of "Cherries Wild" (1.111 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15) alongside originals from "Bless the Harts" (0.698 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T15), "The Simpsons" (1.384 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "The Great North" (1.157 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Bob's Burgers" (1.210 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Family Guy" (1.261 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.418 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up repeats of "Weakest Link" (2.495 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "The Wall" (1.741 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) plus the conclusion of "The Widower" (2.719 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "Batwoman" (0.507 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "Charmed" (0.316 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.412 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. 1/3/21)
0.00% - The Widower (vs. 2/19/21)
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Charmed
-9.09% - American Idol
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - The Rookie
-16.67% - Bob's Burgers (vs. 12/13/20)
-22.22% - The Equalizer
-54.55% - Family Guy (vs. 1/17/21)
-66.67% - Bless the Harts (vs. 12/13/20)
-84.62% - The Great North (vs. 1/17/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Equalizer (vs. God Friended Me)
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-11.11% - The Widower (vs. Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist/Good Girls)
-12.50% - 60 Minutes
-16.67% - NCIS: New Orleans
-16.67% - The Simpsons
-16.67% - Family Guy
-20.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
-20.00% - The Great North
-28.57% - American Idol (vs. Duncanville)
-28.57% - Bob's Burgers
-37.50% - The Rookie
-50.00% - Batwoman
-50.00% - Charmed (vs. Supergirl)
-60.00% - Bless the Harts (vs. LEGO Masters (Repeat))
-60.00% - Cherries Wild (vs. LEGO Masters (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/23/20):

ABC (6.499 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top demo draw on Sunday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.184 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "American Idol" (7.459 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and the return of "The Rookie" (4.894 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Second place went to CBS (6.665 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its quartet of "60 Minutes" (8.961 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "God Friended Me" (5.964 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.179 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (5.556 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was FOX (1.622 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with an encore of "LEGO Masters" (1.669 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #v) followed by new episodes of "The Simpsons" (1.828 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Duncanville" (1.440 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T), "Bob's Burgers" (1.571 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and "Family Guy" (1.556 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.138 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (2.382 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14) alongside originals of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (1.975 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Good Girls" (1.810 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

And finally, new episodes of "Batwoman" (0.816 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) and "Supergirl" (0.667 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T16) closed out the night on The CW (0.742 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - God Friended Me
+33.33% - 60 Minutes
+33.33% - The Rookie (vs. 12/8/19)
+25.00% - America's Funniest Home Videos
+25.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
+20.00% - NCIS: New Orleans
+16.67% - Bob's Burgers
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Family Guy
0.00% - Duncanville
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Batwoman
0.00% - Supergirl
-6.67% - American Idol
-14.29% - The Simpsons

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Batwoman (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
+100.00% - Supergirl (vs. Charmed (Repeat))
+50.00% - NCIS: New Orleans (vs. FBI (Repeat))
+40.00% - Bob's Burgers (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
+9.09% - God Friended Me (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
+9.09% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
0.00% - 60 Minutes
0.00% - Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (vs. America's Got Talent: The Champions (Repeat))
0.00% - Family Guy (vs. Family Guy (Repeat))
0.00% - The Simpsons (vs. The Simpsons (Repeat))
-16.67% - Duncanville (vs. Bob's Burgers (Repeat))
-20.00% - Good Girls (vs. America's Got Talent: The Champions (Repeat))
-75.31% - America's Funniest Home Videos (vs. Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet)
-78.79% - American Idol (vs. The 91st Annual Academy Awards)
-87.88% - The Rookie (vs. The 91st Annual Academy Awards)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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