With this year’s March Madness tournament officially kicking off this week, it was the many multiple NCAA basketball games scattered throughout yesterday that scored the top spots (and even some of the lower ones) in the Thursday cable ratings this week. Spread out over multiple networks, it was TNT and TBS’ NCAA coverage that landed on top with 1.1 – 0.6 ratings in adults 18-49 throughout.

The History Channel’s “Swamp People” led the night in non-basketball programs, ticking up one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.5, after taking a hit in the previous week. On Comedy Central, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” held steady with a 0.3 for the second week in a row. Outside of the Top 25, “Colony” took a minor hit, falling from its previous 0.3 to a 0.2 on USA.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, March 16, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NCAA BASKETBALL TNT 6:38 PM 2,920 1.1
NCAA BASKETBALL TNT 9:27 PM 2,287 1.0
NCAA BASKETBALL TNT 9:08 PM 1,881 0.8
NCAA BASKETBALL TBS 6:53 PM 2,071 0.8
NCAA BASKETBALL TBS 7:03 PM 1,760 0.6
NCAA BASKETBALL TBS 4:25 PM 2,021 0.6
NCAA BASKETBALL TNT 9:57 PM 1,633 0.6
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 4:05 PM 1,660 0.5
NCAA BASKETBALL TBS 9:00 PM 2,243 0.5
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 10:16 PM 1,418 0.5
NCAA BASKETBALL TNT 5:00 PM 2,055 0.5
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 6:28 PM 1,215 0.4
NCAA BASKETBALL TRUTV 10:00 PM 1,837 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME 7:18 PM 1,399 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 9:00 PM 1,724 0.4
BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES WETV 10:30 PM 1,755 0.4
NCAA BASKETBALL TRUTV 9:00 PM 1,027 0.4
THE OREILLY FACTOR FOX NEWS 9:56 PM 1,157 0.3
TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 3,496 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 9:00 PM 2,918 0.3
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 1,103 0.3
NCAA BASKETBALL TBS 9:00 PM 822 0.3
NCAA BASKETBALL TBS 1:52 PM 1,011 0.3
DAILY SHOW COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 926 0.3
NCAA BASKETBALL TRUTV 12:30 PM 942 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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