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[04/22/21 - 10:01 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Masked Singer" Expands to Victory 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/21/21):

FOX (4.861 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Wednesday thanks to a new "The Masked Singer" (4.645 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and a second hour of "The Masked Singer" (5.076 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

NBC (6.464 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) took home the silver with its dramas "Chicago Med" (6.884 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Chicago Fire" (6.708 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Chicago PD" (5.800 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Next up was CBS (3.432 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with its mix of "The Price Is Right at Night" (3.833 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7), "SEAL Team" (3.414 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "S.W.A.T." (3.049 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.391 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up originals from "The Goldbergs" (3.150 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6), "Home Economics" (2.547 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "The Conners" (2.821 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "Call Your Mother" (1.811 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "A Million Little Things" (2.007 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, a new "Kung Fu" (1.062 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and a repeat "Nancy Drew" (0.405 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) rounded out the evening for The CW (0.734 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/7/21)
+14.29% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/7/21)
+12.50% - Chicago Med (vs. 4/7/21)
0.00% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 4/7/21)
0.00% - S.W.A.T. (vs. 4/7/21)
0.00% - Home Economics
0.00% - A Million Little Things
0.00% - Call Your Mother
0.00% - Kung Fu
-33.33% - The Conners

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Kung Fu (vs. People Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion)
+60.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+50.00% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
+33.33% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
-14.29% - The Masked Singer - 9:00 (vs. The Masked Singer: After the Mask)
-25.00% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - S.W.A.T.
-33.33% - Home Economics (vs. Schooled)
-33.33% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
-40.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
-40.00% - Call Your Mother (vs. Single Parents)
-45.00% - The Masked Singer - 8:00
-50.00% - SEAL Team
-66.67% - The Price Is Right at Night (vs. Survivor: Winners at War)


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/22/20):

FOX (6.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) continued its reign on Wednesday thanks to a new "The Masked Singer" (7.875 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "The Masked Singer: After the Mask" (5.526 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

CBS (6.272 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was the silver draw with its mix of "Survivor: Winners at War" (8.100 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.914 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "SWAT" (4.802 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.436 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.897 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.563 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (3.848 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.345 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up originals of "The Goldbergs" (4.272 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "Schooled" (3.035 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "American Housewife" (3.036 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Single Parents" (2.385 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (3.671 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.137 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed the evening with the two-hour special "People Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion" (1.137 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - SWAT (vs. 4/8/20)
+17.65% - The Masked Singer
+14.29% - SEAL Team (vs. 4/8/20)
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - American Housewife
0.00% - Single Parents
-14.29% - Schooled
-16.67% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+55.56% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask (vs. Star)
+33.33% - The Goldbergs (vs. The Goldbergs (Repeat))
+25.00% - Single Parents (vs. Single Parents (Repeat))
+25.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+20.00% - American Housewife (vs. Modern Family (Repeat))
+20.00% - Schooled (vs. Schooled (Repeat))
+7.14% - Survivor: Winners at War
-14.29% - SWAT (vs. SEAL Team)
-20.00% - SEAL Team (vs. The Amazing Race 31)
-50.00% - People Presents Harry & Meghan: A Royal Rebellion (vs. Riverdale/Jane the Virgin)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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