Friday, March 17, 2017

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Chicago Med' Rise; 'Superstore,' 'MasterChef Junior' and 'Scandal' Steady

On March 16, 2017, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.40 rating - followed by CBS (1.27), NBC (1.05), FOX (0.85) and The CW (0.15).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 5.895 million viewers - followed by NBC (5.014), CBS (4.597), FOX (2.956) and The CW (0.490).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The Catch, The Blacklist: Redemption and the repeat of The Vampire Diaries were adjusted down.

ABC (1.40 Rating, 5.895 Million Viewers)
        GREY'S ANATOMY (2.0, +0.1)
        SCANDAL (1.4, +0.0)
        THE CATCH (0.7, -0.1)

CBS (1.27 Rating, 4.597 Million Viewers)
        2017 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (1.1)
        2017 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (1.4)

NBC (1.05 Rating, 5.014 Million Viewers)
        SUPERSTORE (1.1, +0.0)
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.8) REPEAT
        CHICAGO MED (1.4, +0.3)
        THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION (0.7, +0.0)

FOX (0.85 Rating, 2.956 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (1.1, +0.0)
        KICKING & SCREAMING (0.6, -0.1)

THE CW (0.15 Rating, 0.490 Million Viewers)
        THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (0.1) REPEAT
        THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (0.1) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Thursday, March 16 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
ABC
Grey’s Anatomy
2.0
7.901

CBS
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament (8-9:30)
1.1
4.242

NBC
Superstore
1.1
4.169

FOX
MasterChef Junior
1.1
3.963

The CW
The Vampire Diaries - R
0.1
0.540
8:30.
NBC
Trial & Error - R
0.8
3.166
9:00.
NBC
Chicago Med
1.4
7.347

ABC
Scandal
1.4
5.628

FOX
Kicking & Screaming
0.6
1.922

The CW
The Vampire Diaries - R
0.1
0.362
9:30.
CBS
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament (9:30-11)
1.4
4.714
10:00.
NBC
The Blacklist: Redemption
0.7
4.117

ABC
The Catch
0.7
3.811

Average Rating: 0.96
Average Viewership: 3.991


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.