CBS’ broadcast of the NCAA Championship game between North Carolina and Gonzaga carried the network to an across-the-board ratings win for the week of April 3.

The game was far and away the No. 1 show of the week in both adults 18-49 (7.1 rating) and total viewers (23.01 million). CBS also had the No. 2 show in the 18-49 demo in “The Big Bang Theory” (2.7) and the five most-watched shows of the week.

Here are the network standings for the week of April 3-9 and the season to date.

April 3-9 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.0/4 (2t) 1.7/7 (1) 0.3/1 (7) 0.8/3 (4) 1.0/4 (2t) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.41 (3) 9.10 (1) 1.01 (7) 2.48 (4) 5.36 (2) 1.36 (6) 1.58 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.6/6 (4) 1.9/7 (3) 0.7/2 (5) 2.0/7 (2) 2.2/8 (1) 0.6/2 (6t) 0.6/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.30 (4) 9.92 (1) 1.84 (6) 6.35 (3) 8.46 (2) 1.60 (7) 1.85 (5)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for April 3-9, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP – GONZAGA/N. CAROLINA CBS Mon. 9:18 PM 7.1 9,094
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.7 3,405
3 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 2.2 2,863
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.2 2,820
5 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.9 2,440
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.9 2,397
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PREGAME CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 1.9 2,378
8 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,225
GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,215
10 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,055
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,002
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.6 1,994
13 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,987
PRISON BREAK – P FOX Tues. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,916
15 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.4 1,837
MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,825
SPEECHLESS ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.4 1,789
THE MIDDLE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,783
19 BLACK-ISH ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.3 1,682
LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,677
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.3 1,673
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.3 1,666
BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,633
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,616
25 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.2 1,595
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Tues. 8:30 PM 1.2 1,584
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.2 1,559
SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.2 1,529
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,506
SHARK TANK ABC Fri. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,492


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op 25 broadcast shows in viewers for April 3-9, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP – GONZAGA/N. CAROLINA CBS Mon. 9:18 PM 23,008
2 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 13,832
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,598
4 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 11,644
5 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 11,095
6 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,469
7 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,036
8 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 9,766
9 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,520
10 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 9,505
11 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 8,846
12 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,765
13 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 8,764
14 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,401
15 MADAM SECRETARY CBS Sun. 10:00 PM 7,577
16 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,501
17 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,236
18 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PREGAME CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 7,130
19 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 7,037
20 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 6,973
21 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,618
22 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,514
23 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 6,351
24 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 6,289
25 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 6,255

All program ratings are live + same-day. 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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