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2020-2021 Television Season

The 2020-2021 television season is the 75th network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 21, 2020 and ended on Sunday, May 30, 2021. The effective start date of the 2020-21 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 26, 2020 through September 24, 2021.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2020-21 television season. See the complete 2020-2021 universe estimates.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households120,927,290
Persons 2+307,900,000
Persons 2-1139,330,00012.8%
Persons 12-1724,510,0007.96%
Persons 18-3469,890,00022.7%
Persons 18-49129,440,00042.0%
Persons 25-54120,910,00039.3%
Persons 50+114,620,00037.2%
Persons 55+94,760,00030.8%
Males 18-3435,110,00011.4%

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2020-2021 season. See the complete 2020-2021 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,452,6206.163%
2Los Angeles5,735,2304.743%
3Chicago3,471,5602.871%
4Philadelphia2,997,3602.479%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,962,5202.45%
6San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,653,2702.194%
7Atlanta2,648,9702.191%
8Houston2,569,9002.125%
9Washington-Hagerstown2,565,5802.122%
10Boston-Manchester2,489,6202.059%

Events

2020

September

  1. I Can See Your Voice premieres on FOX.
  2. Miraculous World: New York premieres on Disney Channel.
  3. Benny Report premieres on Newsmax.
  4. Weakest Link premieres on NBC.
  5. News with Shepard Smith premieres on CNBC.

October

  1. Devils premieres on CW.
  2. Santiago of the Seas premieres on Nickelodeon.
  3. The Con premieres on ABC.
  4. Put a Ring on It premieres on OWN.
  5. I Love a Mama's Boy premieres on TLC.
  6. Let's Make a Deal Primetime premieres on CBS.
  7. Evil Lives Here: Shadows of Death premieres on ID.

November

  1. B Positive premieres on CBS.
  2. Industry premieres on HBO.
  3. Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premieres on Bravo.
  4. Big Sky premieres on ABC.

December

  1. Narco Wars premieres on Nat Geo.
  2. Baby Shark's Big Show! premieres on Nickelodeon.
  3. Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross premieres on MSNBC.
  4. Casa del Mal premieres on Discovery Español.
  5. Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart premieres on MSNBC.
  6. Deliciousness premieres on MTV.
  7. Rob Schmitt Tonight premieres on Newsmax.

2021

  1. Rob Carson's What in the World? premieres on Newsmax.
  2. Greg Kelly This Week premieres on Newsmax.
  3. Great Balloon Bomb Invasion premieres on Science.

January

  1. Wild Child premieres on NBC.
  2. Saturday Agenda premieres on Newsmax.
  3. Great North premieres on FOX.
  4. Call Me Kat premieres on FOX.
  5. Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines premieres on Magnolia Network.
  6. How Did They Build That? premieres on Smithsonian Channel.
  7. American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda premieres on ID.
  8. 90 Day Diaries premieres on TLC.
  9. UFO Witness premieres on Travel Channel.
  10. Kitchen Crash premieres on Food Network.
  11. Name That Tune premieres on FOX.
  12. The Chase premieres on ABC.
  13. Celebrity Wheel of Fortune premieres on ABC.
  14. The Count premieres on Newsmax.
  15. Belle Collective premieres on OWN.
  16. Exhumed premieres on Oxygen.
  17. Dino Ranch premieres on Disney Junior.
  18. America Reports premieres on Fox News.
  19. Faulkner Focus premieres on Fox News.
  20. People Puzzler premieres on GSN.
  21. Walker premieres on CW.
  22. Body Cam: On the Scene premieres on ID.
  23. QAnon: The Search for Q premieres on Vice.
  24. Resident Alien premieres on Syfy.

February

  1. Kudlow premieres on Fox Business.
  2. Big Saturday Show premieres on Fox News.
  3. Big Sunday Show premieres on Fox News.
  4. My Feet Are Killing Me: Footnotes premieres on TLC.
  5. Zoë Bakes premieres on Magnolia Network.
  6. Shock Docs: The Exorcism of Roland Doe premieres on Travel Channel.
  7. World News Tonight Saturday with Whit Johnson premieres on ABC.
  8. Dick Morris Democracy premieres on Newsmax.
  9. World News Tonight Sunday with Linsey Davis premieres on ABC.
  10. Equalizer premieres on CBS.
  11. Tooned In premieres on Nickelodeon.
  12. Fright Club premieres on Travel Channel.
  13. Van Go premieres on Magnolia Network.
  14. Inn the Works premieres on Magnolia Network.
  15. Snapped: Behind Bars premieres on Oxygen.
  16. Young Rock premieres on NBC.
  17. Ranch to Table premieres on Magnolia Network.
  18. 90 Day: The Single Life premieres on TLC.
  19. Chain Reaction premieres on GSN.
  20. Superman & Lois premieres on CW.
  21. Mehdi Hasan Show premieres on MSNBC.

March

  1. Banfield premieres on NewsNation.
  2. Soul of a Nation premieres on ABC.
  3. Farmhouse Fixer premieres on HGTV.
  4. No Demo Reno premieres on HGTV.
  5. Craig Melvin Reports premieres on MSNBC.
  6. Hallie Jackson Reports premieres on MSNBC.
  7. Katy Tur Reports premieres on MSNBC.
  8. MSNBC Reports Live premieres on MSNBC.

April

  1. At This Hour with Kate Bolduan premieres on CNN.
  2. United States of Al premieres on CBS.
  3. Law & Order: Organized Crime premieres on NBC.
  4. Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years premieres on Nickelodeon.
  5. Yasmin Vossoughian Reports premieres on MSNBC.
  6. Birdgirl premieres on Adult Swim.
  7. Home Economics premieres on ABC.
  8. Kung Fu premieres on CW.
  9. Chef Boot Camp premieres on Food Network.
  10. Gorka Reality Check premieres on Newsmax.
  11. TechCheck premieres on CNBC.
  12. Street Outlaws: America's List premieres on Discovery.
  13. Bargain Block premieres on HGTV.
  14. Living with a Serial Killer premieres on Oxygen.
  15. Ghost Brothers: Lights Out premieres on Travel Channel.
  16. Biography: WWE Legends premieres on A&E.
  17. Mastermind of Murder premieres on Oxygen.
  18. VH1 Couples Retreat premieres on VH1.
  19. Inside Out premieres on HGTV.

May

  1. Deep Water Salvage premieres on Weather Channel.
  2. Flatbush Misdemeanors premieres on Showtime.
  3. Crime Scene Kitchen premieres on FOX.
  4. Miraculous World: Shanghai premieres on Disney Channel.
  5. Titans That Built America premieres on History.

June

  1. America's Weekend Headquarters premieres on Weather Channel.
  2. Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty premieres on BBC America.
  3. Unfiltered with Dan Bongino premieres on Fox News.
  4. Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy premieres on Fox News.
  5. Campfire Sessions premieres on CMT.
  6. America's Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition premieres on Nat Geo Wild.
  7. Kevin Can F**k Himself premieres on AMC.

July

  1. Secret Celebrity Renovation premieres on CBS.
  2. Patrick Star Show premieres on Nickelodeon.
  3. Middlemost Post premieres on Nickelodeon.
  4. History of the Sitcom premieres on CNN.
  5. Battle on the Beach premieres on HGTV.
  6. Wellington Paranormal premieres on CW.
  7. Titans premieres on TNT.
  8. Family Dinner with Andrew Zimmern premieres on Magnolia Network.
  9. Dark Side of the '90s premieres on Vice.
  10. Eric Bolling The Balance premieres on Newsmax.
  11. Power Book III: Raising Kanan premieres on Starz.
  12. Stinchfield Report premieres on Newsmax.
  13. NewsNation: Rush Hour premieres on NewsNation.
  14. On Balance with Leland Vittert premieres on NewsNation.
  15. Wise Guys with John Tabacco premieres on Newsmax.
  16. Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog premieres on Nat Geo.

August

  1. My True Crime Story premieres on VH1.
  2. Brat Loves Judy premieres on We TV.
  3. Spidey and His Amazing Friends premieres on Disney Channel.
  4. Spidey and His Amazing Friends premieres on Disney Junior.
  5. Family Game Fight! premieres on NBC.
  6. Fantasy Island premieres on FOX.
  7. AEW: Rampage premieres on TNT.
  8. Messyness premieres on MTV.
  9. Casa de los Famosos premieres on Telemundo.
  10. Neighborhood Wars premieres on A&E.

September

  1. Elementary premieres on NewsNation.
  2. Cops premieres on Reelz.
  3. Big Noon Kickoff premieres on FOX.
  4. CBS Mornings premieres on CBS.
  5. Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 premieres on MSNBC.
  6. All the Queen's Men premieres on BET.
  7. Top Chef Family Style premieres on Bravo.
  8. True Crime Story: It Couldn't Happen Here premieres on Sundance TV.
  9. Making Modern with Brooke and Brice premieres on Magnolia Network.
  10. Pocoyo premieres on Cartoon Network.
  11. Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go premieres on Cartoon Network.
  12. This Just In premieres on ESPN.
  13. NFL Slimetime premieres on Nickelodeon.
  14. Hell of a Week with Charlamagne Tha God premieres on Comedy Central.
  15. Ayman premieres on MSNBC.
  16. Fully Torqued premieres on History.

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