Fall 2020 was unlike any start of a broadcast season with months of coronavirus pandemic production, the first scripted originals from ABC, NBC, and CBS began to hit the market one month into the season for 2020-21 , while Fox and CW opted for fall lineups, largely made up of shows that are already in can or purchase except for Fox’s sports program and a new season of The Masked Singer and the last few episodes of CW’s Supernatural

In a season where an asterisk is already attached due to the pandemic, Fox topped the case ratings in adults between 18 and 49 years old (1) 4 rating) due to the strength of Thursday Night Football and The Masked Singer, during NBC , which was controlled by Sunday Night Football and This Is Us, was the most watched network (611 million), according to the latest rating information from Nielsen

With the exception of sports and breaking news, ABC, which doesn’t have NFL football on its fall schedule, was named No. Ranked 1 1 network with entertainment program (10 ratings) for the first time in 5 years among adults between 18 and 49 years old – since the 2015-2016 season – and as the top entertainment network among total viewers (5) 1 million) for the first time since 20 Years – since the 2000-2001 season at the height of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Madness

All networks were down from autumn 2019 ABC’s declines were single-digit for both 19-49 and total viewers All other stations were switched off with two digits

ABC received a rating spike from The Bachelorette, a summer staple whose final season was delayed by the pandemic, It was named the No. 4 fall entertainment program of Fall 18-49 (18), behind NBC’s juggernaut This Is Us ( 25), Fox’s soaring The Masked Singer (23) and ABC’s resurgent Grey’s Anatomy (22) CBS’s summer edition of Big Brother 2020 also ran well into the fall and ended in late October, with the four weekly editions being the top four Autumn programs from CBS in the demo

Despite declining ratings, soccer still dominated ratings between 18 and 49 years old and total audience numbers, with NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Fox’s Thursday Night Football ranked No. 1 were classified 1 and Nr2

CBS had a strong performance on its Fall Most Watched Non-Athletic Programs list with venerable drama NCIS (12) 9 million) at No. 1; 60 minutes (119 million), carried by high profile election-related television shows and soccer lead-ins, # 2; and FBI (110 million) at No. 4 NBCs This Is Us (111 million) took the No. 3 spot

Among the few new series that debuted this fall, ABC’s drama Big Sky and Fox’s new reality offering, I Can See Your Voice, were the highest in 18-49, hitting 13 overall viewers, Big Sky ( 8 million) also No. 1, followed by CBS Comedy B Positive (6 million) Both received an order for the entire season

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Source: https://deadline.com/2020/12/fox-nbc-top-fall-ratings-abc-most-watched-entertainment-network-first-time-in-20-years-1234661337/