“Roseanne” sits atop the broadcast TV rankings for the week of March 26, and it lifted ABC as a whole too.

The return of “Roseanne” after almost 21 years snagged the top spots in both adults 18-49 (5.2 rating) and total viewers (18.45 million) by wide margins for the week. The show’s halo also gave a huge 18-49 boost to “Black-ish” (2.6, more than double its season average) and a strong premiere for new comedy “Splitting Up Together” (2.1).

ABC finished first among the 18-49 demo for the week, 0.3 ahead of NBC. CBS stayed on top among all viewers.

Here are the network standings for last week and the season so far.

March 26-April 1 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.3/6 (1) 0.9/4 (3) 0.3/1 (7) 0.8/3 (4) 1.0/4 (2) 0.4/2 (6) 0.5/2 (5)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.87 (2) 6.91 (1) 1.04 (7) 2.58 (4) 5.43 (3) 1.07 (6) 1.50 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.5/6 (4) 1.6/6 (2t) 0.6/2 (5) 1.6/6 (2t) 2.4/10 (1) 0.5/2 (6t) 0.5/2 (6t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.99 (3) 9.01 (2) 1.72 (5) 5.26 (4) 9.59 (1) 1.26 (7) 1.57 (6)

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 March 26-April 1, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 ROSEANNE – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 5.2 6,646
2 BLACK-ISH ABC Tues. 9:00 PM 2.6 3,334
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.5 3,222
4 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – P ABC Tues. 9:30 PM 2.1 2,767
5 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,631
YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 2.0 2,609
EMPIRE FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,564
8 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,283
9 JESUS CHRIST SUPRSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT – S NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,179
SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,179
AMERICAN IDOL ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,160
THE GOOD DOCTOR – F ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 1.7 2,131
THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,131
14 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,111
15 STAR FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.5 1,890
16 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.4 1,855
THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.4 1,810
MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.4 1,764
19 THE VOICE – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,740
NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,706
21 STATION 19 ABC Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,530
22 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,472
ALEX, INC. – P ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.1 1,445
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,440
25 CHICAGO MED NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,277
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.0 1,276
HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,257
CHICAGO FIRE NBC Thurs. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,233

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for March 26-April 1, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 ROSEANNE – P ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 18,453
2 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 13,268
3 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 11,944
4 YOUNG SHELDON CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 11,916
5 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 10,651
6 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,508
7 JESUS CHRIST SUPRSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT – S NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 9,607
8 THE GOOD DOCTOR – F ABC Mon. 10:00 PM 9,521
9 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 9,020
10 BLACK-ISH ABC Tues. 9:00 PM 8,588
11 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 8,561
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 8,530
13 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 8,432
14 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 8,333
15 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,158
16 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 7,806
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 7,798
18 AMERICAN IDOL ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 7,479
19 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,154
20 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS Sun. 9:00 PM 7,121
21 SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – P ABC Tues. 9:30 PM 6,960
22 THE VOICE – S NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 6,947
23 INSTINCT CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 6,606
24 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 10:00 PM 6,596
25 SEAL TEAM CBS Weds. 9:01 PM 6,481

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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