The Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament delivered strong ratings for TBS Saturday.

The late game between Michigan and Florida State was the day’s top show with a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.71 million viewers (it also beat everything on broadcast TV by a wide margin). The first game between Loyola-Chicago and Kansas State posted a 2.2 and 7.79 million viewers.

“Live PD” was steady week to week at 0.7 for A&E. The Kids Choice Awards on Nick averaged a 0.5 and 1.87 million viewers over its 90 minutes, down from 0.7 and 3.05 million in 2017.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, March 24, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NCAA TOURNAMENT TBS 8:42 PM 9,713 3.0
NCAA TOURNAMENT – BRIDGE TBS 8:28 PM 8,768 2.7
NCAA TOURNAMENT TBS 6:00 PM 7,794 2.2
NCAA TOURNAMENT POSTGAME TBS 11:16 PM 3,555 1.3
LIVE PD: 106 A&E 9:00 PM 2,053 0.7
KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2018 NICK 9:00 PM 1,765 0.5
KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2018 NICK 8:00 PM 1,919 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,018 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 838 0.4
HENRY DANGER NICK 7:30 PM 1,723 0.4
ATOMIC BLONDE HBO 8:01 PM 1,435 0.4
ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR TBS 5:00 PM 1,162 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 831 0.3
ROYAL MATCHMAKER HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,889 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,171 0.3
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,169 0.3
KNIGHT SQUAD NICK 9:31 PM 969 0.3
BLACK CLOVER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 632 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:00 AM 713 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:00 PM 1,096 0.3
A CRIME TO REMEMBER ID 10:00 PM 1,168 0.3
NCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT ESPN 1:57 PM 1,126 0.2
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 8:50 PM 581 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 1,221 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1,259 0.2

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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