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Thursday, February 18, 2021 Ratings Scorecard – The Spin for NBC and CBS

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Total Viewers:
CBS: 4.92 million, ABC: 4.19, NBC: 3.14, Fox: 2.43, CW: 1.10

Adults 18-49:
ABC and CBS: 0.6 rating/4 share each, Fox: 0.6/ 3, NBC: 0.5/ 3, CW: 0.2/ 1


From 8-8:30 p.m., “Mr. Mayor” earned an 0.5 in 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers.

“Mr. Mayor” has recorded an 0.5 in 18-49 in five out of its past six telecasts.

The Jan. 7 “Mr. Mayor” premiere is now up to 3.4 in 18-49 and 15.2 million viewers in total audience measurement.

From 8:30-9 p.m., an encore of “Young Rock” drew an 0.3 in 18-49 and 1.8 million viewers.

Including the Feb. 16 premiere, “Young Rock” has now accumulated a 1.3 in 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers in linear viewing only.

“Young Rock” is the #1 scripted series debut for the 2020-21 season (excluding previews out of the NFL) and has had the best launch of any comedy on broadcast since January 2019.

From 9-10 p.m., “Law & Order: SVU” drew an 0.7 in 18-49 and 4.0 million viewers.

The 0.7 was #1 in the 9 p.m. timeslot, outperforming all originals competition from CBS, ABC and Fox.

The 0.7 ties for a season high in the demo and the 4.0 million is the second-highest in total viewers for the season and best since Dec. 3, 2020.

SVU” saw in an increase in total viewers from the first half-hour of the episode to the second half-hour (3.8 million –> 4.2 million).

From 10-11 p.m., “The Widower” drew an 0.5 in 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers.

The first episode of the true-crime miniseries from “Dateline NBC” won the timeslot in 18-49 against two originals — CBS’ “Clarice” and ABC’s “Hustler.”

Among the Thursday “Dateline NBC” telecasts, “The Widower” ties for highest-rated telecast of the season in 18-49 and is the most-watched episode since Jan. 14.

“The Widower” tied for #1 in the news-friendly 25-54 demo in the timeslot.

Episode two of “The Widower” airs tonight from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT and episode three airs Sunday from 9-11 p.m.



  • At 8:00 pm, YOUNG SHELDON scored a night-leading and season-best 7.48 million viewers.  The comedy was also first in adults 25-54 (1.4, ties season best) and adults 18-49 (0.8, matching season-best).

  • At 8:30 pm, B POSITIVE attracted a solid 5.04 million viewers.

  • At 9:00 pm, MOM reached a time period winning 5.24 million viewers.

  • At 9:30 pm, THE UNICORN was seen by 3.73 million viewers.

  • At 10:00 pm, new drama CLARICE won its time period in viewers (4.01m), building on its lead in and growing +1% over last week’s premiere (from 3.96m).  Live +7 Day projections indicate CLARICE will grow +80% to over 7.2 million viewers.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.