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[05/07/21 - 10:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy" Lifts ABC to Demo 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 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/6/21):

ABC (4.111 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was back on top on Thursday with originals from "Station 19" (4.285 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), "Grey's Anatomy" (4.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "Rebel" (3.243 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

NBC (2.651 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) moved up to second with its lineup of "Manifest" (2.941 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), a second "Manifest" (2.744 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.267 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was CBS (4.204 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with fresh installments from "Young Sheldon" (6.364 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "United States of Al" (4.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "Mom" (5.154 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3), "B Positive" (4.035 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Clarice" (2.537 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.488 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a repeat "Name That Tune" (1.487 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) alongside new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (2.029 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Let's Be Real" (0.950 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14).

And finally, The CW (0.743 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) wrapped the evening with new episodes of "Walker" (0.975 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15) and "Legacies" (0.510 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T15).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - B Positive
+25.00% - Rebel (vs. 4/22/21)
+25.00% - Manifest - 8:00
+25.00% - Manifest - 9:00
+20.00% - Mom
+12.50% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. 4/22/21)
0.00% - Station 19 (vs. 4/22/21)
0.00% - Clarice (vs. 4/8/21)
0.00% - Last Man Standing
0.00% - Let's Be Real
0.00% - Legacies (vs. 4/15/21)
-20.00% - United States of Al
-28.57% - Young Sheldon
-50.00% - Walker (vs. 4/15/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Manifest - 9:00 (vs. Blindspot)
+25.00% - Manifest - 8:00 (vs. Council of Dads)
+12.50% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Station 19)
0.00% - Rebel (vs. How to Get Away with Murder)
0.00% - Mom (vs. Mom (Repeat))
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. Mental Samurai (Repeat))
0.00% - Legacies (vs. In the Dark)
0.00% - Walker (vs. Katy Keene)
-16.67% - B Positive (vs. Broke)
-22.22% - Station 19 (vs. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)
-28.57% - Young Sheldon (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat))
-33.33% - Let's Be Real (vs. Mental Samurai (Repeat))
-40.00% - Clarice (vs. Tommy)
-42.86% - United States of Al (vs. Man with a Plan)


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/7/20):

ABC (4.836 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was still the demo champ on Thursday with its trio of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" (6.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "Station 19" (5.526 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (2.778 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

CBS (5.554 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with its mix of "Young Sheldon" (6.503 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), a new "Man with a Plan" (6.082 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3), "Mom" (5.190 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), a new "Broke" (4.799 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and the season finale of "Tommy" (5.374 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was NBC (2.476 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with an original "Council of Dads" (3.023 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), the return of "Blindspot" (2.143 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.262 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.634 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up the launch of "Celebrity Watch Party" (1.785 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and a repeat "Mental Samurai" (1.483 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

And finally, fresh installments of "Katy Keene" (0.471 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "In the Dark" (0.340 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.406 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Council of Dads
+12.50% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Broke
0.00% - Tommy
0.00% - Katy Keene
0.00% - In the Dark
-11.11% - Station 19
-16.67% - How to Get Away with Murder

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. For the People)
-11.11% - Station 19 (vs. Station 19)
-20.00% - Celebrity Watch Party (vs. Paradise Hotel)
-25.00% - Broke (vs. Life in Pieces)
-28.57% - Tommy (vs. SWAT)
-30.77% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
-40.00% - Blindspot (vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Abby's)
-46.67% - Council of Dads (vs. Superstore/Superstore)
-50.00% - Katy Keene (vs. iZombie)
-50.00% - In the Dark
-53.33% - Man with a Plan (vs. Young Sheldon)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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