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2020-2021 Television Season

The 2020-2021 television season is the 75th network season in 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 Saturday, September 26, 2020 through Friday, September 24, 2021.

Highest-Rated Programs

Top 5 ranking of the highest achieved rating by programs during the span of the 2020-21 TV season.

RankProgramNetworkRating
HighLow
1The ViewABC1.200.12
2Live with Kelly & MarkSYN0.950.77
3Dr. PhilSYN0.910.62
4Today 3rd HourNBC0.820.55
5Today with Hoda & JennaNBC0.530.50

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 ranking of designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2020-2021 TV 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 Worth2,962,5202.450%
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%

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2020-21 TV season. See the extended 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+244,060,00079.3%
Persons 18-3469,890,00022.7%
Persons 18-49129,440,00042.0%
Persons 25-54120,910,00039.3%
Persons 35+174,170,00056.6%
Persons 50+114,620,00037.2%

Events

2020

September

  1. I Can See Your Voice premieres on FOX.
  2. Weakest Link premieres on NBC.

October

  1. World's Most Unexplained premieres on Travel Channel.
  2. NFL Thursday Pregame premieres on FOX.
  3. The Con premieres on ABC.
  4. I Love a Mama's Boy premieres on TLC.
  5. Evil Lives Here: Shadows of Death premieres on ID.

November

  1. First 48 Presents: Critical Minutes premieres on A&E.
    B Positive premieres on CBS.
  2. Real Murders of Orange County premieres on Oxygen.
  3. Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premieres on Bravo.
  4. History's Greatest Mysteries premieres on History.
  5. Big Sky premieres on ABC.
    Beyond Oak Island premieres on History.
  6. Fox Nation Patriot Awards premieres on Fox News.

December

  1. Killer Cases premieres on A&E.
  2. Your Honor premieres on Showtime.
  3. Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross premieres on MSNBC.
  4. Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart premieres on MSNBC.
  5. Rob Schmitt Tonight premieres on Newsmax.
  6. NFL Generations premieres on NFL Network.

2021

January

  1. Mystery at Blind Frog Ranch premieres on Discovery.
  2. Wild Child premieres on NBC.
    One Team: The Power of Sports premieres on NBC.
  3. Great North premieres on FOX.
    Call Me Kat premieres on FOX.
  4. Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue premieres on Discovery.
    American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda premieres on ID.
    90 Day Diaries premieres on TLC.
  5. Proof Is Out There premieres on History.
    UFO Witness premieres on Travel Channel.
  6. Kitchen Crash premieres on Food Network.
    Name That Tune premieres on FOX.
  7. The Chase premieres on ABC.
    Celebrity Wheel of Fortune premieres on ABC.
    Mr. Mayor premieres on NBC.
  8. Street Outlaws: Mega Cash Days premieres on Discovery.
  9. Monster Preacher premieres on Oxygen.
  10. Exhumed premieres on Oxygen.
  11. America Reports premieres on Fox News.
    Faulkner Focus premieres on Fox News.
    People Puzzler premieres on GSN.
  12. Walker premieres on CW.
  13. Body Cam: On the Scene premieres on ID.
  14. Resident Alien premieres on Syfy.
  15. Wendy Williams: What a Mess! premieres on Lifetime.

February

  1. Kudlow premieres on Fox Business.
    Big Saturday Show premieres on Fox News.
    Big Sunday Show premieres on Fox News.
    My Feet Are Killing Me: Footnotes premieres on TLC.
  2. Home Work premieres on Magnolia Network.
    Shock Docs: The Exorcism of Roland Doe premieres on Travel Channel.
  3. World News Tonight Saturday with Whit Johnson premieres on ABC.
  4. World News Tonight Sunday with Linsey Davis premieres on ABC.
    Equalizer premieres on CBS.
  5. Tooned In premieres on Nickelodeon.
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop premieres on VH1.
  6. Fright Club premieres on Travel Channel.
  7. Snapped: Behind Bars premieres on Oxygen.
  8. Young Rock premieres on NBC.
  9. I Survived a Crime premieres on A&E.
  10. 90 Day Pillow Talk: The Single Life premieres on TLC.
    90 Day: The Single Life premieres on TLC.
  11. Chain Reaction premieres on GSN.
  12. Mehdi Hasan Show premieres on MSNBC.

March

  1. Soul of a Nation premieres on ABC.
  2. Farmhouse Fixer premieres on HGTV.
  3. America's Most Wanted premieres on FOX for the second time.
  4. No Demo Reno premieres on HGTV.
  5. Alex Witt Reports premieres on MSNBC.
    Craig Melvin Reports premieres on MSNBC.
    Hallie Jackson Reports premieres on MSNBC.
    Katy Tur Reports premieres on MSNBC.
    MSNBC Reports Live premieres on MSNBC.
    Stephanie Ruhle Reports premieres on MSNBC.

April

  1. United States of Al premieres on CBS.
    Law & Order: Organized Crime premieres on NBC.
    Wipeout premieres on TBS.
  2. Yasmin Vossoughian Reports premieres on MSNBC.
  3. Birdgirl premieres on Adult Swim.
  4. Home Economics premieres on ABC.
    Kung Fu premieres on CW.
  5. Chef Boot Camp premieres on Food Network.
  6. People v. The Klan premieres on CNN.
    Wild West Chronicles premieres on INSP.
  7. Street Outlaws: America's List premieres on Discovery.
  8. Bargain Block premieres on HGTV.
  9. WWE's Most Wanted Treasures premieres on A&E.
  10. At This Hour with Kate Bolduan premieres on CNN for the second time.
    MTV Couples Retreat premieres on MTV.
    VH1 Couples Retreat premieres on VH1.
  11. Extreme Sisters premieres on TLC.
  12. Inside Out premieres on HGTV.

May

  1. Inspiring America premieres on NBC.
  2. Home Town Takeover premieres on HGTV.
    Inspiring America premieres on MSNBC.
  3. Chicken Squad premieres on Disney Junior.
  4. Crime Scene Kitchen premieres on FOX.
  5. Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street premieres on CNN.
    HouseBroken premieres on FOX.

June

  1. Cellmate Secrets premieres on Lifetime.
  2. Unfiltered with Dan Bongino premieres on Fox News.
  3. Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy premieres on Fox News.
  4. The Cube premieres on TBS.
  5. You, Me & My Ex premieres on TLC.

July

  1. Defy is launched.
  2. Secret Celebrity Renovation premieres on CBS.
  3. History of the Sitcom premieres on CNN.
    White Lotus premieres on HBO.
    Battle on the Beach premieres on HGTV.
  4. Titans premieres on TNT.
  5. Eric Bolling: The Balance premieres on Newsmax.

August

  1. Family Game Fight! premieres on NBC.
  2. Fantasy Island premieres on FOX.
  3. Superstar premieres on ABC.
  4. AEW: Rampage premieres on TNT.
  5. Casa de los Famosos premieres on Telemundo.
  6. Neighborhood Wars premieres on A&E.

September

  1. Big Noon Kickoff premieres on FOX.
  2. CBS Mornings premieres on CBS.
  3. Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 premieres on MSNBC.
  4. All the Queen's Men premieres on BET.
    Top Chef Family Style premieres on Bravo.
  5. Ayman premieres on MSNBC.

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