This year’s NCAA tournament continued its recent streak of dominance over the cable ratings once again last night. TNT’s broadcast of the Alabama vs Virginia Tech game scored highest with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.47 million viewers. TBS’ coverage of the Montana vs Michigan game followed closely behind with a 0.7, while the network’s broadcast of the other San Diego State vs Houston rounded out the top 3 of the night with another 0.7.

Meanwhile, the second season of FX’s “Atlanta” took its first hit of the season so far, falling one-tenth from its previous 0.4 to a 0.3 with 561,000 viewers. On the flip side of that, the History Channel’s “Swamp People” was able to tick up from a 0.3 to a 0.4 this time around.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Thursday, March 15, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH TNT 9:19 PM 2,472 0.9
NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH TBS 10:19 PM 1,889 0.7
NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH TBS 7:31 PM 1,768 0.7
NCAA BSKBL CHP-BRG-PR TBS 10:03 PM 1,729 0.6
NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH TNT 4:01 PM 1,755 0.6
NCAA BSKBL CHP-BRG-DYTH TBS 7:00 PM 1,476 0.5
NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH TBS 4:23 PM 1,574 0.5
NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH TRUTV 7:17 PM 1,407 0.5
NCAA BK CHP-BRG-DYTH TNT 6:23 PM 1,204 0.5
NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH TNT 6:42 PM 1,277 0.5
60 DAYS IN A&E 10:00 PM 1,029 0.4
NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PR TRUTV 9:52 PM 1,129 0.4
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 1,156 0.4
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 3,178 0.4
DIABOLICAL INVEST 10:00 PM 1,337 0.4
NCAA BSKBL CHP-DYTH TRUTV 3:09 PM 1,044 0.4
SWAMP PEOPLE HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,835 0.4
NCAA BSKBL CHP-PRTH TRUTV 10:09 PM 908 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 10:00 PM 1,451 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME 10:30 PM 1,513 0.3
HANNITY FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 3,214 0.3
NCAA BSK CHP-BRG-PR TNT 9:01 PM 819 0.3
LAST WORD W/L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 2,552 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP VEGAS HOME 9:00 PM 1,270 0.3
ATLANTA FX 10:00 PM 561 0.3

 

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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