Tuesday TV Ratings 4/21/20: Empire Rises for Series Finale, Prince Tribute Concert Leads, 0.4 Life (UPDATED)

Musical drama 'Empire' (0.8) ended its six-season run with a makeshift series finale on Fox. The series was up one-tenth from its last episode but failed to cement a new season high, losing out to its September 2019 premiere (1.0). While a far cry from its 5th season finale (1.2), it was still a minor improvement over a few rotten data points in March. At 8, the network had another repeat of reality series 'The Masked Singer' (0.5).

The 'Empire' series finale was put to shame by a CBS special focusing on iconic singer Prince (1.0). It was also the only program to pass the 1.0 threshold for the night. Its lead-in was a strong encore of 'NCIS' (0.7).

ABC's 'For Life' (0.4) lost a tick at 10pm, falling to a new season low, It had little lead-in assistance as the comedies were all in repeat mode (0.6/0.4/0.4/0.3). The 9:30pm 'black-ish' repeat (0.3) posted a particularly ugly result.

NBC had repeats of 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.8/0.7) and 'New Amsterdam' (0.4). The CW housed the return of centerpiece drama 'The Flash' (0.4) and 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.2), both even with their last episodes.

Finals Update: The repeat of New Amsterdam (-0.1) adjuted down.
18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMEllen's Game of Games (R)0.8/54.12NBC

NCIS (R)0.7/47.74CBS

The Conners (R)0.6/33.72ABC

The Masked Singer (R)0.5/32.74Fox

The Flash0.4/21.09The CW
8:30 PMBless This Mess (R)0.4/22.39ABC
9 PMLet's Go Crazy: Grammy Salute to Prince1.0/56.49CBS

Empire (Series Finale)0.8/42.94Fox

Ellen's Game of Games (R)0.7/43.67NBC

Mixedish (R)0.4/21.90ABC

DC's Legends of Tomorrow0.2/10.65The CW
9:30 PMBlackish (R)0.3/21.72ABC
10 PMFor Life0.4/32.17ABC

New Amsterdam (R)0.3/22.18NBC

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