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[05/12/21 - 10:06 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Stays on Top with "NCIS"
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 (5/11/21):

CBS (7.253 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Tuesday with its usual mix of "NCIS" (8.609 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "FBI" (7.433 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (5.717 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

NBC (4.549 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its new lineup of "The Voice" (5.532 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "This Is Us" (4.902 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and "New Amsterdam" (3.212 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.395 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with originals from "The Resident" (2.922 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Prodigal Son" (1.867 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.973 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Pooch Perfect" (1.826 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Black-ish" (1.595 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Mixed-ish" (1.490 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Big Sky" (2.550 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, a new "The Flash" (0.767 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and the spring finale of "Supergirl" (0.473 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.620 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Big Sky
+14.29% - This Is Us (vs. 4/13/21)
0.00% - FBI: Most Wanted
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - New Amsterdam
0.00% - Prodigal Son
0.00% - Black-ish (vs. 4/27/21)
0.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. 4/27/21)
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - Supergirl
-14.29% - FBI
-25.00% - NCIS
-25.00% - Pooch Perfect
-33.33% - The Voice (vs. 3/9/21)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - NCIS (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
0.00% - This Is Us (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
0.00% - FBI (vs. FBI (Repeat))
-16.67% - FBI: Most Wanted (vs. FBI: Most Wanted (Repeat))
-16.67% - The Resident (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-20.00% - Big Sky (vs. For Life)
-33.33% - New Amsterdam (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-33.33% - Prodigal Son (vs. Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back)
-33.33% - The Voice
-50.00% - Black-ish (vs. The Happy Days of Garry Marshall)
-50.00% - Mixed-ish (vs. The Happy Days of Garry Marshall)
-50.00% - The Flash
-50.00% - Supergirl (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-50.00% - Pooch Perfect (vs. The Happy Days of Garry Marshall)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/12/20):

NBC (4.585 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) held onto the demo crown on Tuesday thanks to a new "The Voice" (6.972 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) followed by the season finale of "Ellen's Game of Games" (4.085 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and a special "Hollywood Game Night" (2.698 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

CBS (5.765 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) was the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (6.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "FBI" (5.736 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (4.794 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was ABC (4.719 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with its special "The Happy Days of Garry Marshall" (5.617 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) alongside the season finale of "For Life" (2.923 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.317 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) offered up part one of its "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.403 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) special and part two of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (2.231 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

And finally, closing out the evening on The CW (0.872 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) was the season finale of "The Flash" (1.079 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) plus a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.665 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - For Life
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Flash
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-10.00% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - For Life (vs. 1969)
+50.00% - The Voice (vs. The Village)
+50.00% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 9:00 (vs. Mental Samurai)
-7.69% - The Happy Days of Garry Marshall (vs. Various)
-14.29% - Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back - 8:00 (vs. MasterChef Junior)
-20.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Voice)
-20.00% - The Flash
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. The 100)
-33.33% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. New Amsterdam)

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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