Monday, March 22, 2021

UPDATED Friday Ratings - '2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament' Easily Leads Night for CBS; 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Steady

On March 19, 2021, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.99 rating - followed by FOX (0.57), ABC (0.39), NBC (0.33) and The CW (0.10).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.947 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.610), NBC (2.529), FOX (2.093) and The CW (0.744).

ABC and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament and WWE SmackDown were adjusted up.

CBS (0.99 Rating, 3.947 Million Viewers)
        2021 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (0.99)
        2021 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (0.98)

FOX (0.57 Rating, 2.093 Million Viewers)
        WWE SMACKDOWN (0.57)

ABC (0.39 Rating, 2.610 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.45) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.36) REPEAT

NBC (0.33 Rating, 2.529 Million Viewers)
        THE BLACKLIST (0.24) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.37) REPEAT

THE CW (0.10 Rating, 0.744 Million Viewers)
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.10, -0.02)
        WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (0.10) REPEAT
        PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (0.10, +0.03)


The Final Ratings for Friday, March 19 

Average Rating: 0.48
Average Viewership: 2.385


NOTE: For the 2020-21 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 121 million TV households in the United States - with 307.9 million people ages 2 and up. 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.