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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Ratings: The Spin From NBC


Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Total Viewers:
CBS: 4.44 million, NBC: 4.11, ABC: 3.42, Fox: 2.84, CW: 426,000

Adults 18-49:
NBC: 0.8 rating/5 share, ABC: 0.6/ 4, Fox: 0.5/ 3, CBS: 0.4/ 3, CW: 0.1/ 1

From 8-8:30 p.m., the premiere of “Young Rock” earned an 0.9 in 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers (and very likely to rise to 1.0 in 18-49 official nationals).

The 0.9 represents the best launch of any comedy on broadcast since January 2019 (excluding previews).

“Young Rock” is the #1 scripted series debut for the 2020-21 season (excluding previews out of the NFL).

“Young Rock” is NBC’s best comedy launch in 18-49 since 2017.

“Young Rock” won the timeslot in 18-49 vs. all 4 broadcast networks.

From 8:30-9 p.m., the premiere of “Kenan” earned an 0.8 in 18-49 and 4.0 million viewers.

“Kenan” was #1 in the timeslot in 18-49 against all four broadcast networks.

“Kenan” is the #2 scripted series debut for the 2020-21 season (excluding previews out of the NFL).

Behind only “Young Rock,” “Kenan” is NBC’s second-best comedy premiere in 18-49 since 2017.

From 9-10 p.m., “This Is Us” drew a 1.1 in 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers.

“This Is Us” was the #1 show of the night in the 18-49 demo for the second week in a row.

The 1.1 in 18-49 and 5.6 million are the highest in both categories since Nov. 17, 2020.

In the timeslot, “This Is Us” more than doubled its ABC, CBS and Fox competitors in 18-49.

The Oct. 27 season premiere up to a 6.1 in 18-49 and 18.5 million viewers in total audience measurement.

From 10-11 p.m., “Nurses” drew an 0.3 in 18-49 and 2.2 million viewers.

“Nurses” improved on its total viewers from a week ago (1.9 million –> 2.2 million).

The 2.2 million is the show’s best in total viewers since Jan. 12.

The telecast was even in 18-49 from last week and is in line with its season average.

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.