CBS is a clear No. 1 in the broadcast rankings for week 28 thanks in large part to its coverage of the NCAA Final Four. The primetime game Saturday was No. 1 in both adults 18-49 (5.6 rating) and total viewers (18.83 million) by a wide margin.

Despite hitting a series low, “The Big Bang Theory” (2.6) was the top non-sports show in the 18-49 demographic. “NCIS” was the top entertainment series in viewers at 14.35 million.

Here are the network standings for the week of March 27-April 2 and the season to date.

March 27-April 2 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.9/4 (3) 1.9/7 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.8/3 (4) 1.0/4 (2) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 4.42 (3) 9.66 (1) 1.39 (6) 2.65 (4) 5.31 (2) 1.35 (7) 1.51 (5)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.7/6 (4) 1.9/7 (3) 0.7/2 (5t) 2.0/7 (2) 2.2/8 (1) 0.6/2 (7) 0.7/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 6.32 (4) 9.91 (1) 1.82 (6) 6.43 (3) 8.51 (2) 1.60 (7) 1.86 (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 March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating 18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 NCAA FINAL FOUR – OREGON/N. CAROLINA CBS Sat. 8:55 PM 5.5 7,046
2 NCAA FINAL FOUR PREGAME CBS Sat. 8:27 PM 4.6 5,892
3 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.6 3,306
4 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 2.4 3,139
THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 2.4 3,030
6 ACM AWARDS – S CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,742
THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,724
MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 2.1 2,658
9 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2.0 2,596
10 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.8 2,259
11 THE GOLDBERGS ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,184
DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,159
13 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,049
14 SCANDAL ABC Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.5 1,897
BLACK-ISH ABC Weds. 9:31 PM 1.5 1,897
16 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 1.4 1,794
IMAGINARY MARY – P ABC Weds. 8:30 PM 1.4 1,764
THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 1.4 1,760
19 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 1.3 1,687
LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,654
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,615
22 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 1.2 1,589
CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 1.2 1,580
CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.2 1,482
25 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,468
60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 1.1 1,463
LIFE IN PIECES CBS Thurs. 9:30 PM 1.1 1,443
KEVIN CAN WAIT – R CBS Mon. 8:30 PM 1.1 1,427
LAW & ORDER: SVU NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,424
SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,405
BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,365
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC Weds. 10:00 PM 1.1 1,356


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op 25 broadcast shows in viewers for March 27-April 2, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time Viewers (000s)
1 NCAA FINAL FOUR – OREGON/N. CAROLINA CBS Sat. 8:55 PM 18,825
2 NCAA FINAL FOUR PREGAME CBS Sat. 8:27 PM 16,028
3 NCIS CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 14,353
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 12,786
5 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 11,117
6 ACM AWARDS – S CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 10,911
7 BULL CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 10,896
8 THE VOICE NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 10,557
9 THE VOICE NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 10,222
10 BLUE BLOODS CBS Fri. 10:00 PM 9,620
11 60 MINUTES CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 9,500
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 9,166
13 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS Fri. 9:00 PM 8,736
14 LITTLE BIG SHOTS NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 8,649
15 SURVIVOR CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 8,264
16 GREY’S ANATOMY ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 7,623
17 MOM CBS Thurs. 9:01 PM 7,027
18 EMPIRE FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 6,905
19 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS Weds. 9:00 PM 6,896
20 THE GREAT INDOORS CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 6,822
21 MODERN FAMILY ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 6,792
22 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 6,669
23 CHICAGO FIRE NBC Tues. 10:00 PM 6,660
24 MACGYVER CBS Fri. 8:00 PM 6,558
25 CHICAGO PD NBC Weds. 10:00 PM 6,098

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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