Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, March 29, 2019
CBS’ NCAA Tournament coverage experienced both upward and downward adjustments from Friday’s preliminary adults 18-49 ratings to the finals today.
The network’s broadcast of the Michigan State vs. LSU game adjusted down from a 1.6 to a 1.3, but its broadcast of the later game between Duke and Virginia Tech adjusted up five-tenths to a 3.0. Elsewhere, the CW’s “Dynasty” adjusted down from its initial 0.2 to a 0.1 as well.
Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue, downward adjustments are in red.
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS)||1.3/6||5.79|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.6/3||4.33|
|Last Man Standing (FOX) – R||0.5/3||3.24|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.5/3||2.55|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.1/1||0.52|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX)||0.6/3||3.30|
|9 p.m.||20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||4.30|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.5/3||4.00|
|Proven Innocent (FOX)||0.4/2||1.92|
|Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)||0.1/1||0.38|
|9:30 p.m.||2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS)||3.0/16||10.07|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.4/2||3.20|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.9/10||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.5/3||0.1/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.95||3.84||2.97||2.82||0.45|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.