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[05/06/21 - 11:00 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Pull NBC 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/5/21):

NBC (6.442 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Wednesday thanks to originals from "Chicago Med" (6.818 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Chicago Fire" (6.952 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and "Chicago PD" (5.557 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

FOX (3.363 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) had to settle for second with its duo of "The Masked Singer" (4.400 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "Game of Talents" (2.326 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was CBS (3.439 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and the season premiere of "Kids Say the Darndest Things" (3.561 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) followed by new episodes of "SEAL Team" (3.664 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "S.W.A.T." (3.091 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.121 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up "The Goldbergs" (2.790 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Home Economics" (2.170 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), a full hour of "The Conners" (1.845 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) repeats and "A Million Little Things" (2.037 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, new episodes from "Kung Fu" (0.970 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) and "Nancy Drew" (0.483 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T13) closed out the night on The CW (0.727 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Masked Singer
+12.50% - Chicago Fire (vs. 4/21/21)
+12.50% - Chicago PD (vs. 4/21/21)
0.00% - The Goldbergs
0.00% - SEAL Team (vs. 4/21/21)
0.00% - S.W.A.T. (vs. 4/21/21)
0.00% - Home Economics
0.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. 4/21/21)
0.00% - Nancy Drew
-11.11% - Chicago Med (vs. 4/21/21)
-16.67% - Game of Talents (vs. 4/14/21)
-50.00% - Kung Fu

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Chicago Fire (vs. Chicago Fire (Repeat))
+50.00% - Chicago PD (vs. Chicago PD (Repeat))
+33.33% - Chicago Med (vs. Chicago Med (Repeat))
0.00% - Nancy Drew (vs. Bulletproof (Repeat))
-20.00% - Home Economics (vs. Single Parents)
-33.33% - S.W.A.T. (vs. SEAL Team)
-37.50% - The Goldbergs
-40.00% - A Million Little Things (vs. Shark Tank)
-44.44% - The Masked Singer
-44.44% - Game of Talents (vs. The Masked Singer: After the Mask)
-50.00% - Kung Fu (vs. Riverdale)
-71.43% - SEAL Team (vs. Survivor: Winners at War)
-80.00% - Kids Say the Darndest Things (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 (5/6/20):

FOX (5.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was once again the demo victor on Wednesday with fresh installments of "The Masked Singer" (7.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "The Masked Singer: After the Mask" (4.031 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

CBS (6.575 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) took home the silver with a new "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), a second "Survivor: Winners at War" (7.244 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and the season finale of "SEAL Team" (4.574 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.390 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its repeat lineup of "Chicago Med" (4.412 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (4.493 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Chicago PD" (4.265 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.848 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up its mix of "The Goldbergs" (4.346 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Single Parents" (2.877 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "American Housewife" (2.831 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), a second "Single Parents" (2.233 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and a special "Shark Tank" (2.400 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, the season finale of "Riverdale" (0.683 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) and a repeat "Bulletproof" (0.315 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) rounded out the night on The CW (0.499 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Survivor: Winners at War
0.00% - The Goldbergs (vs. 4/22/20)
0.00% - Riverdale
-10.00% - The Masked Singer
-16.67% - American Housewife (vs. 4/22/20)
-20.00% - Single Parents (vs. 4/22/20)
-25.00% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask
-25.00% - SEAL Team

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Survivor: Winners at War - 9:00 (vs. The Amazing Race 31)
+50.00% - The Masked Singer (vs. Empire)
+25.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Whiskey Cavalier)
+7.14% - Survivor: Winners at War - 8:00
0.00% - SEAL Team
-10.00% - The Masked Singer: After the Mask (vs. Star)
-27.27% - The Goldbergs
-33.33% - Riverdale
-42.86% - Single Parents - 9:30
-44.44% - Single Parents - 8:30 (vs. Schooled)
-50.00% - American Housewife (vs. Modern Family)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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