TV Ratings Saturday: NCAA Basketball Tournament Wins, ‘Nightline Prime’ & ’20/20 Saturday’ Fall, ‘Dateline Saturday Night Mystery’ Flat
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||1.9/6||0.8/3||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||5.987||4.818||2.387||1.225|
CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.
Note: CBS’s telecast of the NCAA Championship Tournament aired live and is subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final ratings.
On CBS, night three of the NCAA Basketball Tournament scored a preliminary 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year’s preliminary rating, From 10-10:30PM it earned a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, 48 Hours earned a 1.2 from 10:30-11PM, up 300 percent from last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery matched last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, Nightline Prime notched a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 57 percent from a 0.7 for last week’s premiere. 20/20 Saturday earned a 0.7 down 36 percent from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
Broadcast primetime ratings for March 22, 2014
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|8:00||CBS||NCAA Basketball Tournament (8-10PM) – Live||1.8/6||5.76|
|NBC||Dateline Saturday Night Mystery (8-10PM)||0.8/3||5.30|
|ABC||Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe – R||0.4/1||1.72|
|FOX||Almost Human – R||0.3/1||1.35|
|FOX||The Following – R||0.3/1||1.10|
|10:00||CBS||NCAA Basketball Tournament – Live||2.9/9||8.92|
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