Episode 14 of Masked Singer season 3 scored a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and drew 7.5 million viewers. While that was easily good enough to top the night ratings-wise, it also represents the show’s smallest audience Live+Same Day audience since March 11. The second edition of its After The Mask” after show scored a 1.2 rating and 4.6 million viewers, meaning that Fox comfortably won the nght overall.
NBC and CBS tied at the top of the network ratings charts on a quiet Tuesday night which saw The Conners score the highest numbers. The ABC comedy came in at a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and drew just 6 million total viewers, almost exactly the same tally it scored in both metrics two weeks ago. The rest of the Disney-owned network’s lineup was pretty much even on previous episodes, except for For Life, which ticked back up to a 0.5 rating and 2.2 million viewers. Both Mixed-ish and its precursor Black-ish scored a 0.5, with the former delivering 2.8 million pairs of eyeballs and the latter 2.6 million. Bless This Mess posted a 0.6 and just under 4 million viewers.
Fox’s 9-1-1 led Monday night in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.2 rating and was the only show to climb above the 1.0 mark for its initial airing. Its 6.58 million viewers nearly tied a Voice clip show for the lead in total viewers. Following 9-1-1, the season finale of Prodigal Son was steady at 0.7 in the demo and […]
Following its recent cancelation after two seasons, the series finale of God Friended Me on CBS scored less-than-heavenly numbers, as ABC took Sunday night thanks to American Idol”s first at-home edition. The two-hour God Friended Me curtain call averaged around a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.2 million total viewers, which represents roughly a 3-week high in both metrics. However, those numbers fall well short of the season 2 highs of a 0.9 rating and 7.1 million viewers.
The CBS crime drama lineup took top honors in the Friday night demo wars, drawing the night’s largest audiences and topping the demos. MacGyver and Magnum P.I. led off with strong 0.7 scores, but Blue Bloods, returning from several weeks of reruns, had an 0.8 and the evening’s largest audience to close out a dominant run by the Eye network.
Will & Grace aired its (second) series finale on Thursday, the most-watched episode the NBC sitcom’s revival has seen in more than a year, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. Meanwhile, ABC dominated all primetime competition with the kickoff to the remote 2020 NFL Draft.
The Masked Singer and the first episode of its after-show led Fox to a dominant ratings win on Wednesday night. One celebrity wearing the Banana mask may have slipped up last night, but The Masked Singer came in at a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and drew 7.9 million total viewers. That’s pretty much even on the last episode which aired two weeks ago.
Empire signed off with a premature series finale on Tuesday night, after the coronavirus forced the Fox show to curtail its sixth and final season. With the potential of the intended series finale to come at a later date, the final episode of Empire, for now, scored a 0.8 rating and 2.9 million total viewers. That represents the show’s highest rating and largest audience since October 2019.
The Voice ruled Monday’s ratings, leading primetime by sizable margins in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. It also dominated the second week of The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart on ABC, which was about even with its premiere.
Sunday’s broadcast ratings were largely down week to week, with ABC’s American Idol and CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles topping the entertainment offerings and 60 Minutes leading all shows. NBC’s The Wall and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist also reached multi-week highs in total viewers.
The CBS crime drama lineup again topped the Friday demo wars, but ABC was also a solid contender.
ABC’s Disney Family Singalong special delivered big ratings Thursday, drawing the network’s best numbers in the 8 p.m. time slot this season. NBC’s Law & Order: SVU also hit a season high in total viewers.
The season finale of Chicago Fire on Wednesday drew the largest same-day audience in the show’s history, helping NBC sweep all three hours of primetime in total viewers. ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire declined significantly in its second week.
The season finale of New Amsterdam scored season highs for NBC, tying its best 18-49 rating of 2019-20 and drawing its biggest total viewer count in more than a year. CBS’ FBI: Most Wanted also improved, drawing its second-largest audience of the season airing directly after NCIS.
Fox’s 9-1-1 delivered its second-largest viewer tally of the season on Monday, and NBC’s Songland opened its second season with decent numbers as well. The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, however, got off to a fairly soft start on ABC.
American Idol and 60 Minutes retained their spots atop Sunday’s broadcast ratings, but both shows were off a little compared to the previous week. Their respective networks, ABC and CBS, were the only two English-language broadcasters airing originals in primetime.
The final episode of the season for Grey’s Anatomy delivered a season high in total viewers Thursday, helping ABC lead primetime across the board. NBC’s Will & Grace also posted above-average ratings for an episode paying tribute to I Love Lucy.
The series finale of Modern Family brought in quite a few nostalgic viewers, as the ABC comedy bowed out with its biggest total audience in more than three years. It also had the show’s best 18-49 rating since September 2018.
Fox’s The Resident drew its biggest same-day audience of the season on Tuesday, and Empire had its best outing in some six months in total viewers. NBC’s Ellen’s Game of Games topped the night among adults 18-49, and CBS led primetime in viewers despite airing a full slate of repeats.
The season finale of NBC’s Manifest drew its largest same-day audience since its premiere in January and helped NBC lead all three hours of primetime among adults 18-49. CBS’s lineup also recorded more solid ratings, while ABC and The Fox aired mostly repeats.
American Idol and CBS’s country music special ACM Presents: Our Country vied for first place in a relatively quiet night for TV ratings, as ABC’s The Rookie drew more Live+Same Day viewers than it has ever done before.
The end came with a bang for police procedural Hawaii Five-0, as the CBS series capped off ten years of action with a solid evening to top the Friday ratings. A new version of the original series (which lasted 12 years), this edition of Hawaii Five-0 bowed in Sept. 2010. It scored a solid 0.9 and had the largest total audience of the night by far. Lead-in MacGyver benefited from the anticipation, itself scoring an impressive 0.8. Blue Bloods capped the evening with an 0.7.
CBS’s Broke debuted to strong numbers Thursday, drawing the biggest audience for a comedy series premiere this season. Man With a Plan also delivered strong premiere numbers, and Young Sheldon, Mom and Tommy all hit season highs and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy turned in solid numbers.
The Masked Singer scored its best ratings since a post-Super Bowl episode two months ago, leading Wednesday’s primetime in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. CBS’s Survivor also continued its strong recent performance as the two unscripted shows topped a night where NBC aired reruns of its Chicago dramas.
CBS was the only English-language network to air a full night of original episodes Tuesday, and it dominated the primetime ratings. FBI set season highs in both total viewers (10.81 million) and adults 18-49 (1.2 rating), topping last week’s numbers (10.67 million and 1.1). The episode also featured a relatively rare cross-network crossover, as Tracy Spiridakos guest-starred as her Chicago PD character (both shows are produced by Dick Wolf).
NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s The Good Doctor both grew their total audiences Monday, with the latter setting a 12-month high in total viewers for the second straight week. CBS got OK numbers for a primetime special from The Late Late Show‘s James Corden.
Fox got solid returns from its iHeart Living Room Concert for America special on Sunday. The hour-long fundraiser topped the second hour of American Idol head to head and delivered Fox’s largest audience of the season in the 9 p.m. hour. Idol, meanwhile, came down slightly week to week, while CBS’s 60 Minutes drew more than 10 million viewers for the third consecutive week.
There are only a couple of episodes left of crime drama Hawaii Five-0 before it paddles into the sunset. But it’s not going quietly. Last night’s episode was highlighted by a guest shot from everyone’s favorite internet meme, Chuck Norris. The episode was originally scheduled to air with the show’s finale on April 3, but was bumped up because of the NCAA men’s basketball cancellation. The new time slot worked, as the episode soared to an 0.9 and had, by far, the night’s largest total audience.
The season finale of A Million Little Things on Thursday brought in the ABC show’s largest total audience since November. It helped ABC lead every hour of primetime in total viewers and score the top spot in adults 18-49.
NBC’s Chicago Med and Chicago Fire each delivered their biggest overall audiences in more than four years on Wednesday. Survivor also grew, passing The Masked Singer in total viewers on another heavy night of broadcast viewing amid widespread stay-home mandates during the coronavirus pandemic.
The season finale of This Is Us delivered its best same-day ratings in months on Tuesday. CBS’s entire lineup hit or tied season highs in both total viewers and adults 18-49 as widespread stay-at-home mandates during the coronavirus pandemic continue to drive viewing.
ABC’s The Good Doctor hit its highest ratings of the season Monday, and American Idol also grew. The Voice stayed strong for NBC as linear TV continues its strong performance amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks mostly to American Idol, ABC won another Sunday in the key demo’s TV ratings. Just like last week, 60 Minutes lifted CBS to a total-viewer victory.
Primetime ratings continued to soar Friday, as a locked down country turned to the tube to get some relief from the outside world’s pressures.
ABC’s entire lineup hit season highs in total viewers Thursday, and NBC’s Superstore and Will & Grace also recorded highs as coronavirus quarantines continue to drive linear TV viewing.
Same-day ratings for the networks improved again Wednesday, as every major English- and Spanish-language broadcaster gained viewers — even The CW’s lineup of repeats. Survivor had its best performance since last spring for CBS, The Masked Singer reached its biggest audience since its Super Bowl episode, and NBC’s Chicago dramas all had their best outings in more than a year.
Tuesday night brought increased ratings for a number of network shows, consistent with the pattern of the past five days or so. Ellen’s Game of Games got the biggest boost, and its fellow shows on NBC, along with those on all the other broadcast networks, saw gains.
The Voice won its first head-to-head matchup with American Idol Monday, drawing season highs in both adults 18-49 and total viewers in the process. CBS’s The Neighborhood also had its best outing of the season, and Fox’s 9-1-1 picked up about where it left off.
Network TV audiences were up week to week again on Sunday, consistent with the past few nights as people stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. CBS’s 60 Minutes and ABC’s American Idol were the top shows on Sunday, both improving on last week’s total audiences. Fox’s animated shows were also up, as were two of CBS’ three dramas.
The good news is that more people in the choice demos appear to be watching television. The bad news is the reason why, the coronavirus. For now, television is the great national comforter, and that was reflected in the large audience for its offerings on Friday during primetime. ABC’s Shark Tank was the overall winner of the early results of Friday’s demo wars, clocking with an 0.8. But close behind were four programs with an 0.7.