Friday, March 24, 2017

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'NCAA Tournament' Leads for CBS; 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal' Dip; 'Superstore' Steady

On March 23, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.00 rating - followed by ABC (1.30), FOX (0.85), NBC (0.80) and The CW (0.30).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 6.619 million viewers - followed by ABC (5.580), NBC (4.025), FOX (2.883) and The CW (0.901).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Final adjustments for CBS' two games of NCAA Basketball Tournament. The repeats of Trial & Error and Supernatural were adjusted down.

CBS (2.00 Rating, 6.619 Million Viewers)
        2017 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (2.0)
        2017 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (2.1)

ABC (1.30 Rating, 5.580 Million Viewers)
        GREY'S ANATOMY (1.9, -0.1)
        SCANDAL (1.3, -0.1)
        THE CATCH (0.7, +0.0)

FOX (0.85 Rating, 2.883 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (1.1, +0.0)
        KICKING & SCREAMING (0.6, +0.0)

NBC (0.80 Rating, 4.025 Million Viewers)
        SUPERSTORE (1.1, +0.0)
        TRIAL & ERROR (0.6) REPEAT
        CHICAGO MED (0.8) REPEAT
        THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION (0.7, +0.0)

THE CW (0.30 Rating, 0.901 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.2) REPEAT
        SUPERNATURAL (0.3) REPEAT


                                           The Final Ratings for Thursday, March 23 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament (7-9:08)
2.0
7.126

ABC
Grey’s Anatomy
1.9
7.802

NBC
Superstore
1.1
4.145

FOX
MasterChef Junior
1.1
3.806

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.2
0.876
8:30.
NBC
Trial & Error - R
0.6
2.686
9:00.
ABC
Scandal
1.3
5.397

NBC
Chicago Med - R
0.8
4.584

FOX
Kicking & Screaming
0.6
1.962

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.3
0.824
9:30.
CBS
2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament (9:27-11:35)
2.1
6.622
10:00.
NBC
The Blacklist: Redemption
0.7
3.956

ABC
The Catch
0.7
3.406

Average Rating: 1.03
Average Viewership: 4.092


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.