Tuesday TV Ratings: 'NCIS' Leads in Viewers, Prince Grammy Special Strong in Key Demo

Prince Grammy Tribute
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Let's Go Crazy: The Grammys Salute to Prince

On a rerun-heavy Tuesday night in primetime television, a re-airing of an NCIS episode dominated the night in total viewers with 7.66 million. But in the 18-49 demo, the CBS two-hour special, Let's Go Crazy: The Grammys Salute to Prince, with stars like Common (above) appearing, grabbed the most eyeballs with a 1.0 rating.

The series finale of Fox's Empire — its season cut short due to production shutdowns — performed well in the 18-49 demo with a 0.8 rating though total viewers fell below 3 million viewers.

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Here's the breakdown for Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time  Show Adults 18-49 rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Ellen’s Game of Games - R (NBC) 0.8 4.25
NCIS – R (CBS) 0.7 7.66
 The Conners  - R(ABC) 0.6 3.80
The Masked Singer - R (Fox) 0.5 2.66
The Flash  (CW) 0.4 1.11
8:30 p.m. Bless This Mess - R (ABC) 0.4 2.47
9 p.m. Let’s Go Crazy – The Grammys Salute to Prince  (CBS) 1.0 6.49
Empire – F (Fox) 0.8 2.94
Ellen’s Game of Games - R  (NBC) 0.7 3.68
mixed-ish - R (ABC) 0.4 1.93
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 0.2 665,000
9:30 p.m. black-ish – R (ABC) 0.3 1.73
10 p.m. New Amsterdam - R  (NBC) 0.4 2.26
For Life (ABC) 0.4 2.17