Thursday TV Ratings 4/29/21: Let’s Be Real Bombs Behind Dropping Last Man Standing, Weaker NFL Draft Dominates, Manifest, Mom & B Positive Also Slip (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: ABC traded out its drama trio for the '2021 NFL Draft' (1.0) and got slightly stronger ratings than usual. Despite that, the draft was four-tenths below the previous edition from 2020 (1.4). On CBS, 'Young Sheldon' (0.7) held even but 'United States of AI' (0.5), 'Mom' (0.5), and 'B Positive' (0.4) all lost a tenth. A repeat of 'Clarice' (0.2) clogged the 10pm slot once more. NBC's 'Manifest' (0.4/0.4) dropped to a new season low for a two-hour episode, leading into an encore of 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.3). Fox had an absolutely horrific night with 'Hell's Kitchen' out of the picture. Following a repeat of 'Name That Tune' (0.2), 'Last Man Standing' (0.3) fell to a brutal series low. At 9:30, the return of puppet comedy 'Let's Be Real' (0.2) bombed out the gate, 50% below the last time it aired (0.4) and even behind last week's installment of 'The Moodys' (0.34). The CW aired two royal-themed specials, 'William & Kate's Royal Anniversary' (0.1) and 'Harry & Meghan's American Dream' (0.1). Few tuned in to watch but those low ratings should definitely excite Piers Morgan.

Finals Update: 'NFL Draft' (+0.1) and both episodes of 'Manifest' (+0.1 each) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2021 NFL Draft1.05/74.19ABC

Young Sheldon0.71/57.34CBS


Name That Tune (R)0.25/21.47Fox

William & Kate's Royal Anniversary0.09/10.85The CW
8:30 PMUnited States of Al0.47/35.25CBS
9 PMMom0.53/45.30CBS


Last Man Standing0.26/22.11Fox

Harry & Meghan's American Dream (R)0.09/10.75The CW
9:30 PMB Positive0.44/34.03CBS

Let's Be Real (Series Premiere)0.17/11.15Fox
10 PMLaw & Order: SVU (R)0.32/22.41NBC

Clarice (R)0.25/21.71CBS
(R) = repeat

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