ABC Is No. 1 on Wednesday With the Night’s Top 3 Programs

ABC Is No. 1 on Wednesday With the Night’s Top 3 Programs

March 1, 2021


Quick Take for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)


ABC Is No. 1 on Wednesday With the Night’s Top 3 Programs


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ABC Wednesday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 3.8 million and 0.7/5 in AD18-49):

With its first all-original Wednesday lineup in 3 weeks, ABC ranked No. 1 on the night in both Total Viewers (3.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (0.7/5-tie) in the Live+3 Day numbers.


ABC’s “The Conners” stood as Wednesday’s No. 1 program in Adults 18-49 (1.0/6), while “The Goldbergs” (0.8/5) and “American Housewife” (0.8/5) tied for No. 2 on the night.


ABC claimed each of the Top 3 programs on Wednesday in Total Viewers with “The Conners” (5.3 million), “The Goldbergs” (4.4 million) and “American Housewife” (3.9 million), respectively.


“The Goldbergs” grew over its last original telecast (on 2/10/21) by 10% in Total Viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.0 million) to draw its largest audience in 5 weeks – since 1/13/21.


“American Housewife” built by double digits over its most recent original (on 2/10/21) in Total Viewers (+15% – 3.9 million vs. 3.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (+14% – 0.8/5 vs. 0.7/4) to hit 5-week highs – since 1/13/21.


With its first original telecast in 3 weeks, “The Conners” improved over its last original broadcast (on 2/3/21) in Total Viewers (+2% – 5.3 million vs. 5.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (+11% – 1.0/6 vs. 0.9/6) to attract its biggest audience since mid-January – since 1/13/21.


“Call Your Mother” soared over its most recent original broadcast (on 2/10/21) in both Total Viewers (+23% – 3.7 million vs. 3.0 million) and Adults 18-49 (+20% – 0.6/4 vs. 0.5/3) to tie its strongest telecast since its series debut – since 1/13/21.


On its season finale, ABC’s “For Life” grew for the 3rd straight week in Total Viewers (+8% – 2.8 million vs. 2.6 million) to score its most-watched telecast of the year and built over the prior week by 20% with Adults 18-49 (0.6/4 vs. 0.5/4) to deliver a 4-week high – since 1/27/21.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 2/24/21. Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.


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