Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, March 16, 2017
Note: CBS’ live coverage of the NCAA Tournament may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||2.0/8||7.95|
|NCAA Tournament (CBS) (8-9:30 p.m.)||1.3/5||4.72|
|Masterchef Junior (FOX)||1.1/4||3.90|
|The Vampire Diaries (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.60|
|8:30 p.m.||Trial & Error (NBC) – R||0.8/3||3.19|
|9 p.m.||Chicago Med (NBC)||1.4/5||7.17|
|Kicking and Screaming (FOX)||0.6/2||2.02|
|The Vampire Diaires (The CW) – R||0.1/1||0.38|
|9:30 p.m.||NCAA Tournament (CBS) (9:30-11 p.m.)||1.3/5||4.47|
|10 p.m.||The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC)||0.8/3||4.18|
|The Catch (ABC)||0.8/3||3.93|
Thursday was a good night to be a medical drama on the broadcast networks. Both “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.0 rating among adults 18-49) and “Chicago Med” (1.4) improved on last week’s numbers, with “Grey’s” rising 0.1 for ABC and “Chicago Med” up 0.2 for NBC.
CBS’ NCAA Tournament coverage drew a 1.3 for the night, pending updates, even with the early numbers for the opening Thursday of the 2016 tournament. It was up a little in viewers (4.6 million vs. 4.17 million last year).
ABC’s “Scandal” and “The Catch” both matched their numbers from a week ago. “Superstore” (1.1) was also even with its last new episode on NBC, and “The Blacklist: Redemption” equaled last week’s preliminary 0.8 (it adjusted down in the finals). “Kicking and Screaming” dipped a tenth to 0.6 for FOX, while “Masterchef Junior” was steady at 1.1.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.4/5||1.3/5||1.0/4||0.8/3||0.1/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||5.89||4.60||5.01||2.96||0.49|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.2/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: n/a, delayed by NCAA Tournament overrun
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: n/a, delayed
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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.