There Was a Rare 5-Way Tie for First Place in Ratings on Tuesday

Tony Maglio
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Only Telemundo and The CW missed the primetime party CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC and Univision all tied for first place in primetime ratings last night, each averaging a 0.4 rating/3 share. That’s a giant logjam you don’t see very often — especially at the top of the Nielsen sheet. Telemundo and The CW, which averaged a 0.3 and a 0.1, respectively, among adults 18-49, were on the outside of the party looking in. The 18-49 demo is the one most coveted by advertisers on entertainment programming. CBS, which aired analysis of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction at 10 p.m., finished first in total viewers. That claim came about much more because of “NCIS” and “FBI” reruns, however, and had pretty much nothing to do with the CBS News special. Also Read: Glenn Beck Calls for Sympathy for Derek Chauvin’s Family (Video) CBS topped Tuesday primetime with an average of 4.7 million total viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. Fox was second with 2.7 million total viewers. NBC was third with 2.6 million total viewers. ABC came in fourth place with 2.3 million total viewers. Univision finished fifth with 1.4 million total viewers. For CBS, following its pair...

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