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[04/28/21 - 10:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Put CBS in Front
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 (4/27/21):

CBS (7.046 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with its trio of "NCIS" (8.199 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1), "FBI" (7.407 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (5.531 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

FOX (2.460 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) took home the silver with its duo of "The Resident" (3.108 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) and "Prodigal Son" (1.812 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Next up was ABC (2.337 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its mix of "Pooch Perfect" (2.554 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Black-ish" (2.012 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "Mixed-ish" (1.678 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Big Sky" (2.613 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.228 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up a new "Young Rock" (2.386 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), the season finale of "Kenan" (1.758 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), a repeat "This Is Us" (1.633 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a new "New Amsterdam" (2.978 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, a repeat "The Flash" (0.773 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Supergirl" (0.778 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) closed out the night on The CW (0.776 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Supergirl
+33.33% - Kenan
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. 4/6/21)
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Pooch Perfect
0.00% - Mixed-ish
-14.29% - FBI (vs. 4/6/21)
-20.00% - Young Rock
-25.00% - New Amsterdam
-25.00% - Big Sky
-25.00% - Black-ish
-25.00% - Prodigal Son
-33.33% - NCIS (vs. 4/6/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Supergirl (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
0.00% - FBI (vs. FBI (Repeat))
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted
-14.29% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-25.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. New Amsterdam (Repeat))
-25.00% - Prodigal Son (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeats))
-40.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-40.00% - Big Sky (vs. For Life)
-40.00% - Black-ish (vs. Mixed-ish)
-50.00% - Kenan (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))
-50.00% - Pooch Perfect (vs. The Conners/Bless This Mess)
-50.00% - Young Rock (vs. Ellen's Game of Games (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/28/20):

CBS (7.436 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the top draw on a competitive Tuesday with its mix of "NCIS" (8.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "FBI" (7.031 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a new "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.978 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

NBC (3.564 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) shared in the adults 18-49 honors with its lineup of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.135 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2), a new "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.242 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "New Amsterdam" (2.317 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

Next up was ABC (3.293 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "The Conners" (5.992 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Bless This Mess" (3.976 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Mixed-ish" (2.836 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Black-ish" (2.591 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "For Life" (2.183 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.257 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Masked Singer" (2.610 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "Last Man Standing" (1.971 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and another "Last Man Standing" (1.836 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12).

And finally, new episodes of "The Flash" (1.207 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.712 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) closed out the night on The CW (0.960 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - For Life
0.00% - The Conners (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 4/14/20)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-12.50% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. 4/14/20)
-20.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. 4/14/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - For Life (vs. 1969)
+11.11% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-14.29% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
-20.00% - The Flash
-28.57% - Mixed-ish (vs. Black-ish)
-28.57% - Black-ish (vs. Bless This Mess)
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The 100)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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