Wednesday TV Ratings 4/28/21: President Biden Address Down from 2020 Trump State of the Union, The Goldbergs Slips (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: President Biden's address took over primetime, with ABC's broadcast (0.6) narrowly outperforming NBC's (0.5). Fox (0.4) and CBS (0.4) tied for last place. NBC, ABC, and CBS all posted matching 0.3s for the 10:30pm Republican response by Senator Tim Scott, with Fox absent since it does carry primetime programming after 10. Needless to say, these numbers were markedly down from President Trump's 2020 'State of the Union' address. Only ABC was able to tie 2020's rating, with Fox falling by more than 50% on a year-to-year basis. NBC shed four-tenths while CBS was down by two. 

The 8pm hour was politics-free but the ratings weren't exactly anything to write home about. ABC's 'The Goldbergs' (0.5) inched down to a new low while 'Home Economics' clung to its feeble 0.4 rating. CBS's 'Price Is Right At Night' (0.5) was on-par with the alphabet network, with NBC's repeat of 'Chicago Med' (0.4) close behind. Fox's 'Masked Singer' sing-along/clip show (0.8) was a few tenths lower than a traditional episode but well above the competition. The CW didn't broadcast Biden at all, instead airing steady editions of 'Kung Fu' (0.2) and 'Nancy Drew' (0.1).

Finals Update: 'President Biden Address to Congress' on ABC (+0.1), NBC (+0.1), and CBS (+0.1) and the 'Republican Response' on ABC (+0.1) and CBS (+0.2) adjusted up. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMThe Masked Singer (Clip Show)0.80/53.62Fox

The Price Is Right At Night0.54/43.96CBS

The Goldbergs0.51/43.12ABC

Chicago Med (R)0.42/33.09NBC

Kung Fu0.18/11.05The CW
8:30 PMHome Economics0.40/32.46ABC
9 PMPresident Biden Address to Congress0.73/44.19ABC

President Biden Address to Congress0.59/32.96NBC

President Biden Address to Congress0.47/33.44CBS

President Biden Address to Congress0.42/31.69Fox

Nancy Drew0.10/10.47The CW
10:30 PMRepublican Response0.45/32.52NBC

Republican Response0.40/32.99ABC

Republican Response0.33/22.35CBS
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