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[05/05/21 - 10:58 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "NCIS" to Another Victory
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 (5/4/21):

CBS (7.528 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) claimed top honors on Tuesday thanks to its trio of "NCIS" (9.262 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1), "FBI" (7.853 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (5.469 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

FOX (2.651 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) took home the silver with its duo of "The Resident" (3.269 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Prodigal Son" (2.033 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was NBC (2.233 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with the season finale of "Young Rock" (2.364 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) followed by repeats of "Young Rock" (1.686 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "This Is Us" (1.797 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) plus a new "New Amsterdam" (2.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.025 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a new "Pooch Perfect" (2.231 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) alongside repeats of "Black-ish" (1.389 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Mixed-ish" (1.295 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) as well as a new "Big Sky" (2.503 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, originals from "The Flash" (0.761 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and "Supergirl" (0.617 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) on The CW (0.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - NCIS
+33.33% - New Amsterdam
+33.33% - Prodigal Son
+25.00% - Young Rock
+16.67% - FBI
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Pooch Perfect
0.00% - Big Sky
-16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted
-33.33% - The Flash (vs. 4/13/21)
-50.00% - Supergirl

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - FBI (vs. FBI (Repeat))
+33.33% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+25.00% - The Resident (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
0.00% - New Amsterdam (vs. New Amsterdam (Repeat))
-16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted
-20.00% - Prodigal Son (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
-25.00% - Big Sky (vs. For Life)
-46.67% - Pooch Perfect (vs. The Conners/Bless This Mess)
-50.00% - Young Rock (vs. The Voice)
-50.00% - The Flash
-50.00% - Supergirl (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/5/20):

NBC (4.569 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) held off the demo competition on Tuesday with its mix of "The Voice" (7.147 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1), "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.169 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and a repeat "New Amsterdam" (2.391 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

CBS (6.715 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the number two draw with repeats of "NCIS" (7.156 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "FBI" (6.411 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) followed by the season finale of "FBI: Most Wanted" (6.577 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.256 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its respective season finales of "The Conners" (6.033 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "Bless This Mess" (3.830 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "Mixed-ish" (2.703 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Black-ish" (2.566 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) plus a new "For Life" (2.201 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for a repeat "The Masked Singer" (1.949 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and another repeat "The Masked Singer" (2.264 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Flash" (1.213 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.741 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.977 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Bless This Mess
0.00% - Mixed-ish
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-10.00% - The Conners
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted
-20.00% - Black-ish
-20.00% - For Life

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Voice (vs. The Village)
+12.50% - The Conners (vs. American Housewife)
0.00% - Bless This Mess (vs. The Kids Are Alright)
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. Bless This Mess (Repeat))
0.00% - For Life (vs. 1969)
-11.11% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-14.29% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. NCIS: New Orleans)
-16.67% - Mixed-ish (vs. Bless This Mess)
-20.00% - The Flash
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The 100)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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