March 3, 2021



The returnees were somewhat soft.

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:  TO TELL THE TRUTH (0.5), BLACK-ISH (0.4) and MIXED-ISH (0.3) were all down 0.1.  SOUL OF A NATION premiered at 0.3.

CBS:  Returning from several weeks of reruns, NCIS lost 0.1 to 0.8, FBI dropped 0.2 to 0.6, and FBI: MOST WANTED was down 0.1 to 0.5.

NBC:  YOUNG ROCK fell 0.2 to 0.6, and KENAN was steady at 0.5.  The Tuesday midseason premiere of THE VOICE was at 0.9, down 0.1 from the Fall 2020 Tuesday premiere.  The NEW AMSTERDAM season premiere was at 0.6, down 0.2 from last season’s start.

FOX:  Returning from a rerun week, THE RESIDENT held at 0.6, and PRODIGAL SON was down 0.1 to 0.3.

CW:  The season premiere of THE FLASH was at 0.3, down a disconcerting 0.3 from the Fall 2019 premiere.  SUPERMAN & LOIS, already renewed for next season, dipped 0.1 to 0.3.

Tonight, FOX airs the season finale of NAME THAT TUNE.

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). Accurate program ratings will be available with the broadcast finals.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Tuesday cable programs and broadcast finals.






About the Author

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. Destiny

    New Amsterdam did alright considering it was off the air for a hundred years due to covid related delays. ABC was a disaster and Prodigal Son is too.

    • ChrisM

      I wish they would have gone ahead and aired the pandemic episode they skipped over or made it available online with Peacock. I wonder if it will ever be available even on DVD.

  2. 69 Road Runner

    Interesting that The Flash premiere is significantly behind S&L in total viewers….

    Free Iris! Or maybe I should say: “!sirI eerF”

  3. Rilm

    The Flash was running in the .3-.4 window last year towards the end – not a terribly surprising number

  4. 69 Road Runner

    Crazy that NCIS gets about 8 times more viewers outside of the key demo than in it

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