|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.0/7||1.9/6||1.8/6||1.2/4||1.1/4||0.5/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.7/7||1.3/5||1.3/5||0.6/2||1.0/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||6.533||7.146||8.405||6.063||3.031||1.324|
CBS was number one among adults 18-49 while FOX won with total viewers.
Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for CBS (NCAA Basketball Tournament) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings.
On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy matched last week’s series low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal scored a season low 2.4 down 11 percent from last week’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. American Crime garnered a 1.2, down 14 percent from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.
On CBS night one of the NCAA Basketball Tournament scored a preliminary 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 82 percent from last year’s preliminary 1.1.
On FOX, a two hour American Idol matched last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.2, up 33 percent from last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Blacklist garnered a 1.8, up 6 percent from last week’s series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Slap notched a 0.7, up 17 percent from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
On The CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 0.7, up 17 percent from last week’s season low 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Reign matched last week’s 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, March 19, 2015 (all Live+Same Day ratings):
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Total Viewers (Millions)|
|CBS||NCAA Basketball Tournament – Live (8-11PM)||2.0/7||6.53|
|FOX||American Idol (8-10PM)||1.8/6||8.41|
|NBC||Dateline: The Real Blacklist||1.2/4||6.38|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||0.7/2||1.56|
via NBC press note:–
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:
In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 1.1/4 with an encore delayed by basketball; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.5/6.
· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by basketball; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.8/4.
· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.8/4 with an encore delayed by basketball). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2 with an encore delayed by basketball).
· At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.
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.
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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.