Ratings: NFL Draft, Sheldon Lead Night; Manifest, Last Man Standing Go Low

NFL Draft 2021

In the latest TV show ratings, ABC’s coverage of the NFL Draft averaged 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating, easily leading Thursday night in the demo.

Over on CBS, Young Sheldon (7 mil/0.7) was steady week-to-week and handily delivered Thursday’s biggest audience. United States of Al (5.1 mil/0.5), Mom (5.1 mil/0.5) and B Positive (4 mil/0.4), however, all dipped.


NBC | The first of several Manifest double pumps drew 3.2 mil/0.4 and then 3.1 mil/0.4, both marking a series low in the demo with the latter hitting an audience low.

FOX | Leading out of a Name That Tune rerun, Last Man Standing (2.1 mil/0.3) fell to series lows. Let’s Be Real returned to 1.14 mil/0.2.

THE CW | Some William & Kate thing drew 880K and a 0.1.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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