Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, March 21, 2019
There were a few differences between the preliminary ratings in adults 18-49 and the finals this afternoon. Most prominently, on CBS, the Abilene Christian vs. Kentucky game adjusted down from 1.0 to 0.9, while the Seton Hall vs. Wofford game went from 1.0 to 1.2. NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine Nine” also changed, shifting from 0.6 to 0.5.
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.||Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.4/7||7.00|
|2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS) (8-9:30 p.m.)||0.9/5||3.76|
|Supernatural (The CW)||0.4/2||1.46|
|8:30 p.m.||A.P. Bio (NBC)||0.5/3||2.23|
|9 p.m.||Station 19 (ABC)||0.9/4||5.55|
|The Orville (FOX)||0.6/3||2.94|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)||0.5/3||2.13|
|Legacies (The CW)||0.3/1||1.00|
|9:30 p.m.||2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS) (9:30-11 p.m.)||1.2/6||3.96|
|Will & Grace (NBC)||0.7/3||2.96|
|10 p.m.||Law & Order: SVU (NBC)||0.8/4||4.29|
|For the People (ABC)||0.5/3||3.07|
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.1/5||0.9/4||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.86||5.21||3.10||2.55||1.23|
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.
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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.