What Broadcast TV Show Will Be This Spring’s Ratings Champ?

Tony Maglio
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With the change in seasons comes optimism about coronavirus vaccinations and some mercifully warmer weather. And this time of year, Fox’s “The Masked Singer” and CBS’ “NCIS” come on like lions, making other programs go out like lambs. Will last year’s results predict this spring’s winners? In short, probably. History tends to repeat itself, pandemic or no pandemic. (Or really, just like the pandemic.) Last spring — by which we mean March 20, 2020 to June 19, 2020 — “The Masked Singer” Season 3 was broadcast television’s highest-rated primetime show among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen, with a 2.91 rating in that key demographic. That number, like all in this story, includes one week of (mostly) DVR viewing. Also Read: 'The Talk' Ratings Down 27% From Last Season - Could Sharon Osbourne Flap Give It a Lift? Runner-up in the key demo was ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” averaging a 2.45 rating at the tail-end of Season 16. It’s worth pointing out here that only three “Grey’s” episodes leaked into this spring time period. Three seemed a reasonable number for our cutoff here — when we get to total viewers, you’ll understand why. But for comparison, “The Masked Singer” average included eight...

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