Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, April 8, 2019

There were a few significant changes between today’s finals and the preliminary ratings in adults 18-49. The NCAA Tournament Championship on CBS was the only program to benefit, however, rising from a 4.4 to 5.3. Meanwhile, the NCAA pregame adjusted down from a 2.0 to 1.7, and a rerun of “The Big Bang Theory” adjusted from a 1.8 to 0.9. The network still managed to pull off the strongest performance of the night.

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. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.2/5 7.62
American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 6.49
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.9/5 5.07
The Resident (FOX) – R 0.5/3 2.46
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.3/1 0.95
8:30 p.m. NCAA Pregame (CBS) – S 1.7/8 7.43
9 p.m. 2019 NCAA Basketball Championship (CBS) (9-11:30 p.m.) – S 5.3/24 19.63
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.5/3 2.55
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.41
10 p.m. The Enemy Within (NBC) 0.6/3 4.11
The Fix (ABC) 0.5/3 3.23


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.6/12 1.0/5 0.9/4 0.5/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 10.72 5.86 4.86 2.51 0.68



Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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