Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, March 23, 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.||NCAA Tournament (CBS) (8-9:30 p.m.)||2.1/8||7.07|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.9/7||7.75|
|Masterchef Junior (FOX)||1.1/4||3.72|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.3/1||0.97|
|8:30 p.m.||Trial & Error (NBC) – R||0.7/3||2.891|
|9 p.m.||Scandal (ABC)||1.3/5||5.51|
|Chicago Med (NBC) – R||0.8/3||4.58|
|Kicking and Screaming (FOX)||0.6/2||2.04|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.3/1||0.83|
|9:30 p.m.||NCAA Tournament (CBS) (9:30-11 p.m.)||1.9/7||6.17|
|10 p.m.||The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC)||0.7/3||3.98|
|The Catch (ABC)||0.7/3||3.47|
CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 carried the network to a ratings win Thursday night, averaging a 2.0 among adults 18-49, pending updates. That’s up considerably from the preliminary 1.3 for first-round coverage last week and a small improvement on the early numbers from the same night last year (1.9).
The uptick for basketball came as ABC’s TGIT dramas dipped a little bit. “Grey’s Anatomy” (1.9) and “Scandal” (1.3) each were down a tenth of a point from last week, with “Scandal” hitting a new series low. “The Catch” (0.7) is down from last week’s preliminary 0.8 and even with its final number.
NBC’s “Superstore” (1.1) and “The Blacklist: Redemption” (0.7) were both even with last week, as were “Masterchef Junior” (1.1) and “Kicking and Screaming” (0.6) on FOX.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.0/7||1.3/5||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.62||5.58||2.88||4.03||0.90|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: o.5/3, 2.1/6
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: n/a, delayed by NCAA overrun
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: n/a, delayed
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Source: The Nielsen Company.