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[04/29/21 - 11:06 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "The Masked Singer" Top Demos
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/28/21):

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

FOX (2.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was still the demo champ on Wednesday thanks to "The Masked Singer" (3.518 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and its "FOX News Special" (1.631 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

A close second was ABC (3.039 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) with "The Goldbergs" (3.129 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Home Economics" (2.567 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "ABC News Special" (3.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.222 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with "The Price Is Right at Night" (4.021 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "CBS News Special" (2.823 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.938 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up a repeat "Chicago Med" (3.132 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) alongside the "NBC News Special" (2.841 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And closing out the night were "Kung Fu" (1.032 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Nancy Drew" (0.517 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) on The CW (0.775 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Home Economics
0.00% - Kung Fu
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-16.67% - The Goldbergs
-27.27% - The Masked Singer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Kung Fu (vs. Riverdale)
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. Bulletproof (Repeat))
-16.67% - The Goldbergs (vs. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
-33.33% - Home Economics (vs. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
-60.00% - The Masked Singer
-66.67% - The Price Is Right at Night (vs. Survivor: Winners at War)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/29/20):

FOX (6.034 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) cruised to another demo victory on Wednesday with fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (7.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "The Masked Singer: After the Mask" (4.584 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

The silver draw was CBS (6.284 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) with its trio of "Survivor: Winners at War" (8.043 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "SEAL Team" (5.821 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and "SWAT" (4.989 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Next up was ABC (3.604 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its marathon of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (4.248 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), another "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (3.530 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and yet another "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (3.034 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.126 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up repeats of "Chicago Med" (4.393 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.279 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Chicago PD" (3.708 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, a new "Riverdale" (0.686 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and a repeat "Bulletproof" (0.368 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) closed out the evening on The CW (0.527 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - SWAT
0.00% - The Masked Singer
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - SEAL Team
0.00% - Riverdale (vs. 4/15/20)
-14.29% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+81.82% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+33.33% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask (vs. Star)
+7.14% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - SWAT (vs. SEAL Team)
0.00% - Riverdale
-11.11% - SEAL Team (vs. The Amazing Race 31)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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