Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Thursday, March 22, 2018
Note: CBS’ live NCAA Tournament coverage may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.
The numbers for Thursday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||NCAA Tournament (CBS) (8-9:30 p.m.)||2.3/9||7.93|
|Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)||1.9/8||7.49|
|Supernatural (The CW) – R||0.3/1||0.97|
|8:30 p.m.||AP Bio (NBC)||0.7/3||2.87|
|9 p.m.||Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.2/5||6.51|
|Station 19 (ABC) (9-11 p.m) – P||1.1/5||5.42|
|Showtime at the Apollo (FOX)||0.6/2||2.37|
|Arrow (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.61|
|9:30 p.m.||NCAA Tournament (CBS) (9:30-11 p.m.)||2.5/10||8.17|
|10 p.m.||Chicago Fire (NBC)||1.2/5||7.05|
“Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff “Station 19” didn’t set the ratings ablaze Thursday night, but it didn’t crash and burn either. (Stopping the fire puns now — promise.)
“Station 19” averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 for its two-hour premiere, slightly behind a double shot of NBC’s “Chicago Fire” (1.2 for both hours) in the demographic. “Fire” had more total viewers, averaging 6.88 million over the two hours to “Station 19’s” 5.42 million.
“Grey’s Anatomy” (1.9) rose a tenth of a point vs. last week for ABC. NBC’s “Superstore” was also up a tenth at 1.1, but “AP Bio” (0.7) came down 0.1 from last week’s fast nationals and 0.2 from the finals.
CBS led the night with a pair of games from the NCAA men’s tournament Sweet 16. The network’s fast national averages of 8.05 million viewers and 2.4 in adults 18-49 are up from 6.62 million and 2.0 last year. If that holds up in the finals, it will be the second straight year of gains for the Sweet 16 round.
“Gotham” ticked up a tenth to 0.7 on FOX, and “Showtime at the Apollo” held steady at 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.4/10||1.4/6||1.1/4||0.7/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.05||6.11||5.64||2.40||0.79|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.3/6
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 2.2/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: n/a, delayed by NCAA overrun
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.4/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.3/4
Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the adults 18-49 ratings for “Station 19” on ABC. It averaged 1.1 rather than 1.2.
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