And the No. 1 TV Show of 2021 (After 7 Days) Is…

Tony Maglio
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We’re eight days (well, seven primetime periods) into 2021 — that seems like a reasonable length of time to crown the highest-rated entertainment series of the year. OK, so of course it’s not, but let’s have a little fun anyway. Setting aside football — which dominates the airwaves — we’ve got a few contenders for the top spot among adults 18-49, which is the group that most advertisers target via TV commercials. Also Read: Ratings: 'The Masked Dancer' Episode 2 Tanks vs Capitol Coverage On Sunday, Mayim Bialik’s new Fox comedy “Call Me Kat” initially debuted to a 1.3 rating among adults under 50, according to Nielsen’s first wave of the night’s Live + Same Day numbers. Those are not time zone-adjusted, however. The “Call Me Kat” series premiere, which was buoyed by its NFL lead-in, grew to a 1.4 rating in final numbers — making it the top-performing entertainment episode of the (very) new year. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the highest-rated show of the year, however. More on that in a bit. Coming in at No. 2: ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which posted new series lows for a season-premiere episode on Monday, when Matt James’ debut drew a 1.3 key...

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