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[04/09/21 - 10:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Lead Competitive Night
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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/8/21):

ABC (4.312 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Station 19" (4.691 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "Grey's Anatomy" (4.687 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) plus the premiere of "Rebel" (3.557 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

NBC (4.181 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its lineup of "Manifest" (3.119 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.733 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and "Law & Order: Organized Crime" (4.691 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

Next up was CBS (4.241 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with originals from "Young Sheldon" (6.632 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "United States of Al" (5.159 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Mom" (4.704 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "B Positive" (3.734 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Clarice" (2.609 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

FOX (2.057 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) likewise offered up new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (2.455 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Last Man Standing" (2.185 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "The Moodys" (1.131 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13).

And finally, new episodes from "Walker" (1.066 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) and "Legacies" (0.521 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) closed out the evening on The CW (0.794 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Moodys
+20.00% - United States of Al
+20.00% - Mom
+16.67% - Young Sheldon
+12.50% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Station 19
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - B Positive
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 3/25/21)
0.00% - Clarice
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 3/25/21)
-16.67% - Manifest
-33.33% - Walker (vs. 3/18/21)
-43.75% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
-46.67% - Law & Order: Organized Crime

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Walker (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+100.00% - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (vs. Will & Grace/Indebted)
+100.00% - Law & Order: Organized Crime (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+27.27% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Last Man Standing/Last Man Standing (Repeat))
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Mental Samurai (Repeat))
0.00% - Legacies (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-9.09% - Manifest (vs. Superstore (Repeat)/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-14.29% - Mom (vs. Man with a Plan)
-16.67% - Rebel (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
-22.22% - Young Sheldon (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-25.00% - The Moodys (vs. Mental Samurai (Repeat))
-25.00% - United States of Al (vs. Man with a Plan)
-35.71% - Grey's Anatomy
-42.86% - B Positive (vs. Broke)
-46.15% - Station 19
-50.00% - Clarice (vs. Tommy)


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/9/20):

ABC (5.932 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to a new "Station 19" (7.510 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" (7.314 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and a new "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.972 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

CBS (5.703 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) was the silver draw with a repeat of "Young Sheldon" (6.872 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) followed by new episodes of "Man with a Plan" (6.031 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), another "Man with a Plan" (5.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Broke" (5.220 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Tommy" (5.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.495 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a new "Last Man Standing" (4.066 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) alongside repeats of "Last Man Standing" (2.610 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and "Mental Samurai" (1.651 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.362 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up a repeat "Superstore" (2.661 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), new episodes of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2.121 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Will & Grace" (2.673 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Indebted" (1.409 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) plus a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.653 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T14).

And finally, special encores of "Arrow" (0.579 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.471 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T17) rounded out the night on The CW (0.525 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine
+18.18% - Station 19
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Indebted
-11.11% - Man with a Plan
-14.29% - Last Man Standing
-14.29% - Will & Grace (vs. 3/19/20)
-22.22% - Broke

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
+50.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+20.00% - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (vs. AP Bio)
+20.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. For the People)
0.00% - Tommy (vs. SWAT (Repeat))
0.00% - Will & Grace (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
-12.50% - Broke (vs. Fam)
-13.33% - Station 19 (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-20.00% - Man with a Plan - 8:30 (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-22.22% - Man with a Plan - 9:00 (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-25.00% - Indebted (vs. Abby's)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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