CBS’s on-the-bubble SEAL Team dipped to an audience low (3.4 million) while posting its fourth straight 0.4 rating on Wednesday night. On ABC, another bubble show, Million Little Things slipped to an audience low (1.95M) while holding steady in the demo (with a 0.3).
NBC’s This Is Us returned from a month-long break to 4.9 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, holding steady to lead Tuesday in the demo. On CBS, NCIS (8.6M/0.6) slipped two-tenths in the demo, though it easily commanded Tuesday’s largest audience.
CBS’s All Rise this Monday drew 3.6 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating, holding steady in the demo for a sixth straight week while awaiting word on renewal. Over at NBC, “bubble” drama Debris (2.5M/0.4) held steady yet again, posting its ninth 0.4 rating out of 11 airings.
NBC’s yet-to-be-renewed Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist — ahead of its season finale — this Sunday drew 1.26 million total viewers and a 0.2 rating, dipping a tenth in the demo to match its series low. On ABC, bubble-straddling The Rookie (3.8 mil/0.6) rose a tenth ahead of its season finale.
Elon Musk’s turn as Saturday Night Live host brought the NBC late-night mainstay its third-highest ratings of the season. The May 8 edition of SNL averaged a 4.8 household rating in Nielsen’s overnight metered markets and a 2.7 rating in adults 18-49. That put Musk’s episode at No. 3 behind Dave Chappelle’s outing as host on Nov. 7 and the Oct. 3 season premiere fronted by Chris Rock. Musk tied the ratings mark set Oct. 24 with the episode hosted by Adele with H.E.R. in the music slot.
CBS’s Mom drew 5.2 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating, ticking up in the demo with its penultimate episode. Opening the Eye’s night, Young Sheldon (6.4M/0.5) slipped to series lows yet still delivered Thursday’s biggest audience.
Kids Say the Darndest Things made its CBS debut to 3.6 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating, down sharply in the demo (yet steady in audience) versus its Season 1 averages on ABC (3.6M/0.6).
CBS’s NCIS drew 9.3 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, rebounding from last week’s series lows and leading Tuesday in both measures.
Fox’s 9-1-1 drew 5.78 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating, dipping week-to-week yet still topping Monday in the demo. , 9-1-1: Lone Star (5.1M/0.8) was up a tick. Over on NBC, The Voice‘s clip show (5.82M/0.75) veritably tied season lows and juuuust barely edged out 9-1-1 for Monday’s biggest audience, while “bubble” drama Debris (2.6M/0.4) was steady in the demo for a fourth straight week.
ABC’s American Idol drew 5.3 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating, dipping week-to-week yet still leading Sunday in the demo. CBS’s 60 Minutes led the night in viewers (with 7.3M).
ABC’s coverage of the NFL Draft averaged 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, easily leading Thursday night in the demo. Over on CBS, Young Sheldon (7M/0.7) was steady week-to-week and handily delivered Thursday’s biggest audience.
Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress last night was both a very traditional and untraditional affair, but it was no Donald Trump – in more ways than one. In unadjusted fast affiliate data, the president’s speech drew around 11.6 million viewers in the 9 p.m. ET hour. Add, Univision to that batch of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and the result inches up to 12.62 million for the speech that started around 9:10 p.m. ABC was in first place with 3.5 million viewers in that 9 p.m. ET hour. CBS was close behind with 3.3 million, followed by NBC’s 3.2 million and Fox’s 1.6 million.
CBS’s Tuesday dramas tied for the nightly demo win — even while all slipping in the wake of last week’s last-minute swapping in of reruns. The recently renewed NCIS drew 8.2 million total viewers (Tuesday’s biggest audience) and a 0.6 demo rating, down 20% and 40% to mark series lows
Fox’s 9-1-1 this Monday drew 5.7 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, dipping week-to-week yet leading the night in the demo. Over on NBC, The Voice (6.6M/0.75) dipped in the demo yet easily led Monday in total audience.
The 93rd Academy Awards drew 9.85 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 on Sunday. That’s a steep drop from from last year’s 23.64 million viewers and 5.3 in the key ad demographic — both of which were the previous all-time lows.
Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen put a fork in Season 19 with 2.8 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, tying ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy for the Thursday demo win.
ABC’s The Conners on Wednesday drew 2.8 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, down 29% and 33% from last week to mark series lows. On NBC, Chicago Med (6.9M/0.9) ticked up and copped Wednesday’s biggest audience, while Fox’s two-hour The Masked Singer averaged 4.9M/1.2, steady week-to-week.
Fox’s The Resident drew 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, holding steady week-to-week to land in a four-way tie for the Tuesday demo win.
Fox’s 9-1-1 returned from a six-week hiatus to 5.9 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, down a tick from its previous fresh episode but still topping Monday in the demo. Over on NBC, The Voice (6.2M/0.85) rose week-to-week and led Monday in total audience.
CBS’s broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards averaged 6.1 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, down 8% and 20% from last year’s ceremony (which aired in September) but still leading Sunday in the demo. Leading into the awards show, 60 Minutes (8.2M/0.6) drew Sunday’s biggest audience.
ABC’s Rebel in Week 2 drew 3.5 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, veritably matching its premiere numbers. NBC’s Organized Crime (4.3M/0.6) slipped for a second straight week, and is now down 46% and 62% from its strong launch.
Kung Fu this Wednesday delivered 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating, matching its premiere numbers to mark the best Week 2 retention of any CW series debut this season.
ABC’s Big Sky resumed its freshman run on Tuesday night with 3.5 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating — down 15% and 29% from mid-February’s winter finale. A second episode slipped further, marking series lows of 3.2M and a 0.4. On CBS, an NCIS rerun drew Tuesday’s biggest audience: 5.4 million.
The CW’s All American returned from a five-week break to 706,000 total viewers (its second smallest audience of the season) and a 0.2 demo rating, down a tenth from its last fresh episode to match its series low. ABC’s American Idol: Paula’s Return (5.2M/0.7) ticked up week-to-week, tying The Voice for the Monday demo win.
NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist — leading out of an Ellen’s Game of Games rerun this week — drew 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating, ticking up to its best Sunday numbers of the season.
The CW’s Kung Fu debuted on Wednesday night to 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating — improving upon Riverdale‘s season averages to date (530K/0.14) and, in fact, giving the time slot its largest audience in two-and-a-half years.
CBS’s NCIS dominated Tuesday both in total viewers (with 9.9 million of ’em) as well as in the demo, holding steady with a 0.9 rating. On ABC, Pooch Perfect (2.5M/0.4) dropped sharply in Week 2.
CBS’s coverage of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball championship, in which Baylor bested Gonzaga 86-70, averaged 13 million total viewers (and a 3.0 demo rating), easily dominating Monday in both measures though down about a third in audience from Virginia’s OT win over Texas Tech in 2019.
ABC’s American Idol led Easter Sunday in the demo, scoring a 0.75 demo rating to go along with its 5.3 million total viewers. 60 Minutes on CBS delivered Sunday’s largest audience (7.3 million).
SVU delivers its biggest same-day audience in several years, and the newest addition to the franchise has one of the season’s best debuts.
ABC’s yet-to-be-renewed American Housewife closed out Season 5 on Wednesday with 2.7 million total viewers (its second smallest audience ever) and a 0.4 demo rating (down a tick to match its series low.) On The CW, Nancy Drew (378K/0.0) slipped to series lows. Yes, that is the almost mythical 0.0.
ABC’s Pooch Perfect debuted to 3.9 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating, on par with time slot predecessor To Tell the Truth‘s most recent airing (4.1M/0.5) and claiming the demo win on a semi-quiet Tuesday. On The CW, Supergirl opened its final season/christened its new night with 712K (its largest audience since midway through Season 5) and a 0.1 demo rating (down a tenth from both last season’s average and finale).
CBS’s primetime coverage of two Elite Eight March Madness matchups averaged a hair under 6 million total viewers along with a dominant 1.5 demo rating. On NBC, The Voice (6M/0.7) was down from last Monday’s lows, but juuuust barely edged out basketball for the night’s largest audience.
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on NBC resumed Season 2, in its new/old Sunday time slot, with just 1.1 million total viewers and a 0.2 demo rating, down sharply from its Tuesday averages (2.5M/0.5) to mark series lows.
Fox’s yet-to-be-renewed Call Me Kat closed out Season 1 with 2.02 million total viewers (its third-smallest audience) and a 0.5 demo rating, dipping a tenth week-to-week. On NBC, Superstore‘s double-episode series finale averaged a hair over 2.5 million viewers (its second-largest audience of the season) while matching last week’s 0.5 demo rating.
ABC’s The Conners on Wednesday drew 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating, slipping to its second-smallest audience yet and a new demo low. Call Your Mother (2.1M/0.3) similarly matched its demo low. On CBS, SEAL Team (3.9M/0.5) and S.W.A.T. (3.6M/0.5) both ticked up to match their season highs in the demo.
NBC’s This Is Us — which last week slipped to series lows — stabilized, drawing 4.9 million total viewers and a Tuesday-topping 0.8 demo rating. CBS’s NCIS rerun delivered Tuesday’s largest audience, with 5.6 million.
CBS’s Monday coverage of two NCAA men’s basketball tourney matchups averaged 5 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating, easily leading the night in the demo. CBS’s coverage peaked in the 8 o’clock hour, with 6.2M and a 1.5.
CBS’s lineup topped Sunday in both total viewers and in the demo, thanks in part to a half hour of March Madness spillover. Leading out of the Syracuse-West Virginia matchup (which from 7 to 7:30 drew 10 million viewers and a 2.0 rating), 60 Minutes did 7M (the night’s largest non-sports audience) and a 0.8 rating (tying ABC’s American Idol for the demo win).