Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, March 22, 2019
Note: Live NCAA basketball broadcasts on CBS will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals.
The numbers for Friday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS) (7-9:30 p.m.)||1.8/9||6.20|
|Last Man Standing (FOX)||0.9/5||4.94|
|Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)||0.6/3||3.02|
|Dynasty (The CW)||0.2/1||0.63|
|8:30 p.m.||The Cool Kids (FOX)||0.7/4||3.86|
|9 p.m.||20/20 (ABC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||4.85|
|The Blacklist (NBC)||0.6/3||4.14|
|Proven Innocent (FOX)||0.4/3||2.44|
|Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)||0.1/1||0.47|
|9:30 p.m.||2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS) (9:30-12 p.m.)||1.1/5||3.55|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.5/3||3.60|
This week, the NCAA took over the Friday primetime ratings.
From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on CBS, the North Dakota State Bison played the Duke Blue Devils to bring in the highest score of the night, a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49. This was a cut above everything else that aired on Friday, including the following 9:30 game in which the UCF Knights battled the VCU Rams for a 1.1.
FOX led the night with the highest-rated scripted original, however, as “Last Man Standing” landed yet another 0.9, matching last week’s performance. Although they did not perform as highly as “Last Man Standing,” “The Cool Kids” brought in yet another 0.7 and “Proven Innocent” remained stable at 0.4.
On ABC, “Fresh Off the Boat” notched one more 0.6 under its belt, and “Speechless” kept pace with the 0.5 it rose to last week. After previously picking up one-tenth of a point, “20/20” burst forward yet again, rising from 0.7 to 0.9.
At NBC, the story was less consistent. “Dateline” grabbed a consecutive 0.5, but “Blindspot” slipped from 0.5 to 0.4 and “The Blacklist” ascended from 0.5 to 0.6. The CW’s “Dynasty” improved one-tenth, rising to 0.2 from the 0.1 it previously sank to, but “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” stayed put at 0.1.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.5/7||0.7/3||0.7/3||0.5/3||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.88||3.81||3.74||3.60||0.54|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 2.0/5
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/2, 1.9/5
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/3, 1.4/4 (delayed by NCAA)
“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.1/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.8/3 (delayed by NCAA)
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Source: The Nielsen Company.