TV Ratings Friday: 'Enlisted' Falls as 'Raising Hope' Rises + 'Hannibal' Matches High

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March 29th, 2014


Scoreboard CBS NBC ABC FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/10 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.4/1 0.4/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 9.85 6.55 5.73 1.67 1.38 x

CBS was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Notes:  CBS aired live coverage of the NCAA Tournament. Due to the nature of live sports programming, the ratings are likely to be adjusted in the finals.

Breaking news pre-emptions at 9PM in Southern California markets across all networks may also cause more than normal adjustments. 

On CBS, coverage of the the NCAA Basketball Tournament continued, earning a preliminary 3.1  adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC,a two-hour Dateline notched a x from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Hannibal earned a 1.1, up two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and matching it's season high. 

On ABC,Last Man Standing matched its last original's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Neighbors earned a 1.0, up a tenth from last week's 0.9  adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 scored a 1.3, down half a ratings point from last week's 1.8  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Rake earned a 0.4, down a tenth from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Enlisted's last episode for the foreseeable future earned a 0.4, down a tenth from its last original's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Raising Hope garnered a 0.5, up a tenth from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW,  Whose Line Is It Anyway earned a 0.5, down a tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Hart of Dixie garnered a 0.4, up a tenth from last week's  0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 28, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament (8-11PM) 3.1 10 9.85
NBC Dateline NBC (8-10PM) 1.4 5 8.00
ABC Last Man Standing 1.3 5 6.21
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.5 2 1.74
FOX Rake 0.4 1 1.89
8:30 PM ABC The Neighbors 1.0 3 4.03
CW Whose Line Is it Anyway -R 0.5 2 1.59
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.2 4 5.00
FOX Enlisted 0.4 1 1.36
CW Hart of Dixie 0.4 1 1.10
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 0.5 2 1.55
10:00PM ABC 20/20 1.3 4 7.00
NBC Hannibal 1.1 3 3.65

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore delayed by basketball; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5 with an encore.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Tonight,” 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.7/4 with an encore delayed by basketball; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore delayed by basketball).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore delayed by basketball).


  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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