April 19, 2021

The Sked: Sunday Network Scorecard 4.18.2021


A moderate drop for the ACM AWARDS.

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:  After sitcom reruns at 0.3/0.2, AMERICAN IDOL dipped 0.1 to 0.7, and THE ROOKIE held at 0.4.

CBS:  60 MINUTES was down 0.3 to 0.6 compared to last week’s MASTERS-boosted episode, then the ACM AWARDS lost 0.2 to 0.8 from the 2020 edition, which aired on a Wednesday in September.

NBC:  The special ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES was at 0.2, followed by a rerun of ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES at 0.2.  ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST dropped 0.1 to 0.2, and GOOD GIRLS was up 0.1 to 0.4.

FOX:  After a rerun of THE SIMPSONS at 0.2, BLESS THE HARTS (0.3) and the new THE SIMPSONS (0.4) were steady, THE GREAT NORTH lost 0.1 to 0.3, BOB’S BURGERS stayed at 0.4, and FAMILY GUY (0.4) was down 0.1.

CW:  BATWOMAN gained 0.1 to 0.2, and CHARMED remained at 0.1.

Tonight, FOX’s 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: LONE STAR have their midseason premieres, and AMC begins a linear run of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.

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.






About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."