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[04/15/21 - 10:00 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Tops Charts for FOX
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 (4/14/21):

FOX (3.746 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday thanks to fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (4.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Game of Talents" (2.694 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

NBC (3.579 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) took home the silver despite repeats of "Chicago Med" (3.663 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (3.810 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Chicago PD" (3.265 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was ABC (2.916 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.235 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Home Economics" (2.878 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "The Conners" (3.780 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Call Your Mother" (2.554 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "A Million Little Things" (2.524 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.265 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up the season finale of "Tough as Nails" (3.208 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) alongside repeats of "United States of Al" (1.967 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), another "United States of Al" (1.821 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "S.W.A.T." (1.693 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13).

And finally, week two of "Kung Fu" (1.373 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "Nancy Drew" (0.627 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #16) on The CW (1.000 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Tough as Nails
0.00% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - The Conners
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - Game of Talents
0.00% - Kung Fu
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-20.00% - Home Economics
-25.00% - A Million Little Things
-50.00% - Call Your Mother

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
0.00% - Kung Fu (vs. Riverdale)
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-25.00% - The Goldbergs
-35.29% - The Masked Singer
-40.00% - Call Your Mother (vs. Single Parents)
-42.86% - Home Economics (vs. Schooled)
-50.00% - Game of Talents (vs. LEGO Masters)
-50.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
-66.67% - Tough as Nails (vs. Survivor: Winners at War)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/15/20):

FOX (5.316 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to a new "The Masked Singer" (6.663 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the season finale of "LEGO Masters" (3.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

The silver draw was NBC (8.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its season finales of "Chicago Med" (9.215 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Chicago Fire" (9.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and "Chicago PD" (7.902 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.528 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with fresh installments from "The Goldbergs" (4.441 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "Schooled" (3.346 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "American Housewife" (3.157 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Single Parents" (2.521 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (3.850 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.827 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Survivor: Winners at War" (8.039 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) alongside repeats of "SEAL Team" (3.687 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "SWAT" (2.755 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (0.553 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and the season finale of "Nancy Drew" (0.489 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) closed out the night on The CW (0.521 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Schooled (vs. 4/1/20)
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - Chicago Fire
0.00% - LEGO Masters
0.00% - Chicago PD
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. 2/26/20)
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 3/11/20)
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-8.33% - Chicago Med
-11.11% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/1/20)
-14.29% - American Housewife (vs. 4/1/20)
-15.00% - The Masked Singer
-45.45% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+120.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+100.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+83.33% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
+54.55% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+33.33% - LEGO Masters (vs. Star)
+20.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+16.67% - Schooled (vs. Schooled (Repeat))
+14.29% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - Single Parents (vs. Single Parents (Repeat))
0.00% - Riverdale
0.00% - American Housewife (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
-50.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. Jane the Virgin)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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