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[03/03/21 - 10:08 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Top 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/2/21):

NBC (4.357 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday with its mix of "Young Rock" (3.117 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Kenan" (2.360 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "This Is Us" (6.164 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and the season premiere of "New Amsterdam" (4.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

CBS (7.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with originals from "NCIS" (9.339 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), "FBI" (7.198 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (5.570 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.659 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with fresh installments from "The Resident" (3.473 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Prodigal Son" (1.845 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.480 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up new episodes of "To Tell the Truth" (3.726 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Black-ish" (2.136 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "Mixed-ish" (1.651 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) plus the debut of "Soul of a Nation" (1.820 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, the return of "The Flash" (1.035 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and week two of "Superman & Lois" (1.250 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (1.143 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - This Is Us
0.00% - The Resident (vs. 2/16/21)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth
0.00% - Kenan
0.00% - Superman & Lois
-11.11% - NCIS (vs. 2/9/21)
-14.29% - Young Rock
-16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. 2/9/21)
-20.00% - Black-ish
-25.00% - FBI (vs. 2/9/21)
-25.00% - Prodigal Son (vs. 2/16/21)
-25.00% - Mixed-ish

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Superman & Lois (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
+100.00% - NCIS (vs. CBS News Election Special Super Tuesday: High Stakes)
+50.00% - This Is Us (vs. NBC News Decision 2020 Super Tuesday)
+50.00% - FBI (vs. CBS News Election Special Super Tuesday: High Stakes)
+50.00% - The Flash (vs. The Flash (Repeat))
+25.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. CBS News Election Special Super Tuesday: High Stakes)
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Super Tuesday: Your Voice Your Vote 2020)
0.00% - Young Rock (vs. NBC News Decision 2020 Super Tuesday)
0.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. NBC News Decision 2020 Super Tuesday)
-16.67% - Kenan (vs. NBC News Decision 2020 Super Tuesday)
-20.00% - Black-ish (vs. Super Tuesday: Your Voice Your Vote 2020)
-25.00% - The Resident
-40.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Super Tuesday: Your Voice Your Vote 2020)
-40.00% - Soul of a Nation (vs. Super Tuesday: Your Voice Your Vote 2020)
-50.00% - Prodigal Son (vs. Empire)


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

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

FOX (3.628 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held off its news competition on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Resident" (4.795 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and the return of "Empire" (2.461 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

In Super Tuesday coverage, NBC (2.814 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) led the way with "NBC News Decision 2020 Super Tuesday" (2.814 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) followed by "Super Tuesday: Your Voice Your Vote 2020" (2.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) on ABC (2.719 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and "CBS News Election Special Super Tuesday: High Stakes" (2.518 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) on CBS (2.518 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

And finally, repeats of "The Flash" (0.644 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #6) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.497 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.1, #7) closed out the night on The CW (0.570 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Resident (vs. 2/18/20)
-14.29% - Empire (vs. 12/17/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Resident (vs. MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (Repeat))
0.00% - Empire (vs. MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (Repeat))

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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