Friday, March 23, 2018

UPDATED Thursday Ratings - 'Chicago Fire' Slightly Beats 'Station 19' Debut; 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Superstore' Tick Up

On March 22, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.43 rating - followed by ABC (1.40), NBC (1.10), FOX (0.65) and The CW (0.25).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 8.050 million viewers - followed by ABC (6.108), NBC (5.644), FOX (2.401) and The CW (0.788).

The CW aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - A.P. Bio was adjusted up. Station 19 was adjusted down. Final numbers for 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

CBS (2.43 Rating, 8.050 Million Viewers)
        2018 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (1.9)
        2018 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (2.7)

ABC (1.40 Rating, 6.108 Million Viewers)
        GREY'S ANATOMY (1.9, +0.1)
        STATION 19 (1.1) SERIES PREMIERE
        STATION 19 (1.1)

NBC (1.10 Rating, 5.644 Million Viewers)
        SUPERSTORE (1.1, +0.1)
        A.P. BIO (0.8, -0.1)
        CHICAGO FIRE (1.2, +0.0)
        CHICAGO FIRE (1.2, +0.0)

FOX (0.65 Rating, 2.401 Million Viewers)
        GOTHAM (0.7, +0.1)
        SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.6, +0.0)

THE CW (0.25 Rating, 0.788 Million Viewers)
        SUPERNATURAL (0.3) REPEAT
        ARROW (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Thursday, March 22 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
CBS
2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament (7-9:19)
1.9
7.058
8:00 PM
ABC
Grey’s Anatomy
1.9
7.607

NBC
Superstore
1.1
3.848

FOX
Gotham
0.7
2.471

The CW
Supernatural - R
0.3
0.947
8:30 PM
NBC
A.P. Bio
0.8
2.838
9:00 PM
NBC
Chicago Fire
1.2
6.884

ABC
Station 19
1.1
5.426

FOX
Showtime at the Apollo
0.6
2.334

The CW
Arrow - R
0.2
0.590
9:30 PM
CBS
2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament (9:36-11:30)
2.7
8.272
10:00 PM
NBC
Chicago Fire
1.2
6.884

ABC
Station 19
1.1
5.426

Average Rating: 1.14
Average Viewership: 4.660


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic 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.