April 5, 2021



The CBS line-up felt the lack of an NCAA lead-in.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

ABC:  AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS dropped 0.2 to 0.5.  AMERICAN IDOL held at 0.8, and THE ROOKIE was up 0.1 to 0.5.

CBS:  60 MINUTES crashed by 0.6 to 0.5, THE EQUALIZER dropped 0.2 to 0.6, NCIS: LA was down 0.1 to 0.5, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS lost 0.2 to 0.4.

NBC:  After a rerun at 0.2, ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES dipped 0.1 to 0.2, and ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST stayed at 0.2.  A rerun of GOOD GIRLS was at 0.2.

FOX:  After a run of ICE AGE: THE GREAT EGG-SCAPADE at 0.1, the now-canceled BLESS THE HARTS dropped 0.1 to 0.1.  The documentary special MALIKA THE LION QUEEN was at 0.2.

CW:  Reruns at 0.1/0.1/zero/0.1.

The college basketball season comes to an end tonight with CBS’s telecast of the NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP game.

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Note: The fast affiliate-based ratings below measure what aired on network affiliates in 210 U.S. markets from 8-11 pm Eastern & Pacific or 7-10 pm Central & Mountain. The numbers are some combination of the network schedule and any pre-emptions (such as local news or weather coverage). Also live events such as sporting events and major specials are usually undercounted because the fast nationals measure what was on in primetime in the Pacific Time Zone (mostly what aired after the live event ended on the West Coast). Accurate program ratings will be available with the broadcast finals.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Friday cable programs. Saturday & Sunday cable ratings and broadcast finals will be posted Tuesday morning.






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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.


  1. Anthony

    The Equalizer is down from last week, and Zoey is steady. Bless The Harts is dangerously low, goes to show why they were cancelled.

    • Destiny

      Spring time usually has an impact on the ratings of pretty much everything. When the weather gets warmer folk perhaps don’t spend as much time infront of the TV.

  2. Johann

    Zoey’s ratings have truly died, but I don’t the show is going to be resurrected.

    • Anthony

      It’s only because NBC moved it back to Sunday nights, when Tuesday nights were working out fine.

      • ChrisM

        It seems clear that the show does not actually have the fans to follow it and keep it alive except, maybe, for those that watch it later in some other way.

        • Destiny

          The show is devoid of both live and timeshifted fans. I’m not sure if you could call the show “big” lol.

  3. 69 Road Runner

    That isn’t too bad for TE or NCISLA.

    Come on Officer Nolan!

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