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Saturday Final Ratings: NCAA Tournament on CBS and Turner Sports Continues to Lead Prime Time

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Saturday, March 17:

20/20 Roseanne: The Return (RS) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.055 million viewers
– 2.0/4 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Deception (RS) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.077 million viewers
– 1.3/3 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
– 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

For The People (RS) (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.952 million viewers
– 1.3/3 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.3/1 M25-54)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Region Second Round: Ohio State vs. Gonzaga (S) (CBS, 7:52 PM, 151 min.)
– 6.851 million viewers
– 4.1/8 HH
– 1.9/9 A18-49 (1.3/6 F18-49, 2.4/12 M18-49)
– 1.3/9 A18-34 (1.0/6 F18-34, 1.7/12 M18-34)
– 2.2/9 A25-54 (1.5/6 F25-54, 2.9/11 M25-54)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Post Gun (S) (CBS, 10:19 PM, 4 min.)
– 5.904 million viewers
– 3.5/7 HH
– 1.6/7 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 2.1/10 M18-49)
– 1.2/7 A18-34 (0.8/5 F18-34, 1.6/10 M18-34)
– 1.9/7 A25-54 (1.4/5 F25-54, 2.4/9 M25-54)

48 Hours (CBS, 10:23 PM, 60 min.)
– 4.057 million viewers
– 2.6/6 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 1.0/5 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.0/4 F25-54, 1.2/5 M25-54)

Will & Grace (R) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.475 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.1/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/0 M18-34)
– 0.3/1 A25-54 (0.4/2 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

Superstore (R) (NBC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.896 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/0 A18-34 (0.1/0 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.3/1 A25-54 (0.3/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

Dateline Mystery (NBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.397 million viewers
– 1.6/3 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.4/2 M25-54)

Saturday Night Live (R) (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.323 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

MasterChef Junior (R) (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.258 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.4/2 F25-54, 0.3/1 M25-54)

Showtime at the Apollo (R) (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.458 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

Noticias Univision el Fin de Semana (Univision, 6:38 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.703 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Como Dice el Dicho (Univision, 7:08 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.548 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 8:08 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.841 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Liga MX Leon vs. Lobos (Univision, 9:08 PM, 112 min.)
– 0.914 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

Liga MX Cruz Azul vs. UNAM (UniMás, 6:55 PM, 125 min.)
– 0.760 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.3/2 A18-49

Cine Cantinflas Immortals (2011) (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.403 million viewers
– 0.2/1 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

Mega Desastres (S) (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.491 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49
– 0.1/1 A18-34

Cine Millonario Apocalypto (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 0.827 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Saturday, March 17 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Live PD Xtra (A&E, 8:00 PM, 6 min.)
– 0.954 million viewers (#31)
– 0.60 HH (#31)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#17)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#25)

Live PD (A&E, 9:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 1.986 million viewers (#8)
– 1.17 HH (#8)
– 0.67 A18-49 (#6)
– 0.50 A18-34 (#9)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.669 million viewers (#54)
– 0.43 HH (#51)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.28 A18-34 (#14)

Family Guy (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.860 million viewers (#37)
– 0.53 HH (#40)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.39 A18-34 (#12)

Rick & Morty (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.917 million viewers (#32)
– 0.57 HH (#35)
– 0.39 A18-49 (#11)
– 0.44 A18-34 (#10)

Rick & Morty (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.990 million viewers (#28)
– 0.64 HH (#26)
– 0.45 A18-49 (#10)
– 0.52 A18-34 (#8)

Family Guy (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.109 million viewers (#19)
– 0.69 HH (#18)
– 0.52 A18-49 (#8)
– 0.63 A18-34 (#3)

Dragon Ball Super (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.988 million viewers (#29)
– 0.59 HH (#34)
– 0.48 A18-49 (#9)
– 0.60 A18-34 (#6)

Superheroes Marathon Spider-Man 3 (2007) (AMC, 8:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 0.553 million viewers (#73)
– 0.32 HH (#74)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#55)

The Zoo (APL, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.034 million viewers (#23)
– 0.63 HH (#27)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#38)

CNN Newsroom (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.746 million viewers (#45)
– 0.54 HH (#39)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#74)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#91)

Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.744 million viewers (#46)
– 0.52 HH (#42)
– 0.11 A18-49 (#97)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#91)

Top Rank Boxing Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam (ESPN, 8:00 PM, 173 min.)
– 0.488 million viewers
– 0.09 A18-49

Sportscenter Late (ESPN, 10:53 PM, 67 min.)
– 0.356 million viewers (#94)
– 0.25 HH (#89)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#80)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#77)

College Wrestling 2018 NCAA Championship (ESPN2, 8:05 PM, 181 min.)
– 0.628 million viewers (#58)
– 0.34 HH (#71)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#25)

Watters World (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.670 million viewers (#11)
– 1.11 HH (#9)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#80)
– 0.04 A18-34 (#98)

Justice with Judge Jeanine (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.046 million viewers (#7)
– 1.35 HH (#6)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#80)
– 0.04 A18-34 (#98)

The Greg Gutfeld Show (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.699 million viewers (#10)
– 1.10 HH (#10)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#77)

Saturday Movie The Karate Kid (2010) (FRFM, 10:45 PM, 195 min.)
– 0.407 million viewers (#90)
– 0.23 HH (#92)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#62)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#25)

Hallmark Original Movie The Sweetest Heart (HALL, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.228 million viewers (#5)
– 1.58 HH (#4)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#46)

The Beguiled (2017) (HBO, 8:00 PM, 93 min.)
– 0.763 million viewers (#44)
– 0.47 HH (#48)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#88)

House Hunters Renovation (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.366 million viewers (#15)
– 0.90 HH (#15)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#43)

A Crime to Remember (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.147 million viewers (#17)
– 0.82 HH (#16)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#46)

Movie-Acquired Premiere Mommy’s Little Angel (LIF, 8:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 0.964 million viewers (#30)
– 0.63 HH (#27)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#33)

Incredible Dr. Pol (NGWD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.113 million viewers (#18)
– 0.69 HH (#18)
– 0.11 A18-49 (#97)
– 0.05 A18-34 (#96)

Thundermans (NICK, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.996 million viewers (#27)
– 0.60 HH (#31)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#32)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#46)

Knight Squad (NICK, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.854 million viewers (#39)
– 0.52 HH (#42)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#66)

Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.690 million viewers (#52)
– 0.49 HH (#46)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#88)

Aaron Hernandez Uncovered (OXYG, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.549 million viewers (#75)
– 0.40 HH (#56)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#83)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Region Second Round: Seton Hall vs. Kansas (TBS, 7:00 PM, 157 min.)
– 2.439 million viewers (#4)
– 1.38 HH (#5)
– 0.74 A18-49 (#5)
– 0.54 A18-34 (#7)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bridge (TBS, 9:37 PM, 19 min.)
– 1.916 million viewers (#9)
– 1.08 HH (#12)
– 0.62 A18-49 (#7)
– 0.41 A18-34 (#11)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Region Second Round: Houston vs. Michigan (TBS, 9:56 PM, 151 min.)
– 3.805 million viewers (#1)
– 2.20 HH (#1)
– 1.32 A18-49 (#1)
– 1.02 A18-34 (#1)

Say Yes To The Dress (TLC, 8:00 PM, 67 min.)
– 0.915 million viewers (#33)
– 0.65 HH (#25)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#55)

Say Yes To The Dress: Since I Said Yes (TLC, 9:07 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.779 million viewers (#41)
– 0.55 HH (#38)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#46)

Hear Me, Love Me, See Me (TLC, 10:07 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.499 million viewers (#79)
– 0.37 HH (#62)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#89)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#83)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Region Second Round: Loyola-Chicago vs. Tennessee (TNT, 6:00 PM, 146 min.)
– 2.852 million viewers (#2)
– 1.67 HH (#2)
– 0.86 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.62 A18-34 (#5)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bridge (TNT, 8:26 PM, 16 min.)
– 2.225 million viewers (#6)
– 1.28 HH (#7)
– 0.76 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.63 A18-34 (#3)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Region Second Round: Florida vs. Texas Tech (TNT, 8:42 PM, 151 min.)
– 2.845 million viewers (#3)
– 1.63 HH (#3)
– 0.93 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.79 A18-34 (#2)

Ghost Adventures Pop-Ups (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.626 million viewers (#59)
– 0.41 HH (#54)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#24)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#66)

Dead Files (TRAV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.543 million viewers (#76)
– 0.35 HH (#69)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#88)

Liga MX Sat Cruz Azul vs. UNAM (UDN, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.410 million viewers (#89)
– 0.24 HH (#91)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#25)

Liga MX Sat Leon vs. Lobos BUAP (UDN, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.363 million viewers (#93)
– 0.21 HH (#95)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#33)

For the entire week of March 12-18, 2018 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up 2.6 percent in viewership (798,000 vs. 778,000) and up 4.5 percent among Adults 18-49 (504,000 vs. 483,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down 4.6 percent in viewership (798,000 vs. 837,000) and down 5.9 percent among Adults 18-49 (504,000 vs. 536,000) from the same week one year ago (March 13-19, 2017).

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  • Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018












    Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
    (000)
    A1849
    rating
    A1849
    (000)
    10:30 Dragon Ball Super 988 0.48 614
    11:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters 826 0.39 506
    11:30 Black Clover 643 0.30 393
    12:00a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 549 0.26 341
    12:30a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 474 0.22 288
    ProgrammingInsider.com
    1:00a Hunter X Hunter (r) 468 0.21 275
    1:30a Naruto: Shippuden (r) 488 0.22 289
    2:00a Outlaw Star (r) 460 0.23 298
    2:30a Space Dandy (r) 438 0.22 280
    3:00a Cowboy Bebop (r) 386 0.19 248
    3:30a Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig (r) 312 0.15 190

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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