Tuesday, March 26, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NCAA Tournament' Easily Dominates Night for CBS; '48 Hours' Gets Nice Boost

On March 23, 2019, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.30 rating - followed by ABC (0.37), NBC (0.27) and FOX (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.327 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.342), NBC (1.953) and FOX (1.041).

ABC and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NCAA Tournament was adjusted up. 48 Hours was adjusted down.

CBS (1.30 Rating, 5.327 Million Viewers)
        2019 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (1.7)
        48 HOURS (0.6, +0.2)

ABC (0.37 Rating, 2.342 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN IDOL (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.27 Rating, 1.953 Million Viewers)
        WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS (0.2)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.4) REPEAT

FOX (0.20 Rating, 1.041 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (0.2) REPEAT
        9-1-1 (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, March 23 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (8-10)
1.7
6.489

ABC
American Idol (8-10) - R
0.3
2.080

NBC
World Figure Skating Championship (8-10)
0.2
1.839

FOX
MasterChef Junior - R
0.2
0.917
9:00 PM
FOX
9-1-1 - R
0.2
1.111
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.6
3.500

ABC
20/20 - R
0.4
2.688

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.4
2.196

Average Rating: 0.50
Average Viewership: 2.603


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 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.