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Sunday Final Ratings: UMBC-Kansas State is Most-Watched truTV College Basketball Telecast To-Date

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Sunday, March 18:

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.279 million viewers
– 3.0/6 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.3/5 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

American Idol (ABC, 8:00 PM, 121 min.)
– 7.808 million viewers
– 4.5/8 HH
– 1.8/6 A18-49 (2.1/7 F18-49, 1.5/5 M18-49)
– 1.2/6 A18-34 (1.4/6 F18-34, 1.0/5 M18-34)
– 2.3/7 A25-54 (2.7/8 F25-54, 1.9/6 M25-54)

Deception (ABC, 10:01 PM, 59 min.)
– 3.969 million viewers
– 2.4/5 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.1/3 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Region Second Round: Texas A&M vs. North Carolina (S) (CBS, 5:19 PM, 138 min.)
– 9.378 million viewers
– 5.7/12 HH
– 2.8/14 A18-49 (1.9/9 F18-49, 3.7/19 M18-49)
– 2.1/14 A18-34 (1.5/10 F18-34, 2.7/18 M18-34)
– 3.4/13 A25-54 (2.3/9 F25-54, 4.5/18 M25-54)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Post Gun (S) (CBS, 7:32 PM, 5 min.)
– 8.658 million viewers
– 5.3/11 HH
– 2.0/9 A18-49 (1.5/7 F18-49, 2.6/12 M18-49)
– 1.5/9 A18-34 (1.1/7 F18-34, 1.8/11 M18-34)
– 2.5/9 A25-54 (1.9/7 F25-54, 3.1/11 M25-54)

60 Minutes (CBS, 7:37 PM, 60 min.)
– 10.078 million viewers
– 6.2/11 HH
– 1.4/6 A18-49 (1.3/5 F18-49, 1.6/7 M18-49)
– 0.8/5 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.9/5 M18-34)
– 2.1/6 A25-54 (1.8/6 F25-54, 2.3/7 M25-54)

Instinct (P) (CBS, 8:37 PM, 60 min.)
– 9.049 million viewers
– 5.6/10 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.6/4 A25-54 (1.5/4 F25-54, 1.6/5 M25-54)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 9:37 PM, 60 min.)
– 8.024 million viewers
– 5.0/9 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.4/4 A25-54 (1.4/4 F25-54, 1.4/4 M25-54)

Madam Secretary (CBS, 10:37 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.715 million viewers
– 3.7/8 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.9/4 A25-54 (1.0/4 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Little Big Shots (S) (NBC, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 6.000 million viewers
– 3.6/7 HH
– 0.8/4 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.1/4 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

Little Big Shots (P) (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 7.542 million viewers
– 4.4/8 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.3/5 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.6/5 A25-54 (1.7/5 F25-54, 1.4/4 M25-54)

Genius Junior (P) (NBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.029 million viewers
– 2.9/5 HH
– 1.0/3 A18-49 (1.1/4 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.5/2 M18-34)
– 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.4/4 F25-54, 1.1/3 M25-54)

Timeless (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.847 million viewers
– 1.7/3 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.6/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/1 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Monster Energy NASCAR Winners Circle Auto Club 400 (Fox, 6:40 PM, 4 min.)
– 3.104 million viewers
– 1.9/4 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.7/4 M18-49)
– 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 1.0/4 A25-54 (0.7/3 F25-54, 1.2/5 M25-54)

Monster Energy NASCAR Post (Fox, 6:44 PM, 16 min.)
– 2.412 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

Bob’s Burgers (R) (Fox, 7:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.423 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.4/2 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

Bob’s Burgers (Fox, 7:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.721 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 1.0/3 M25-54)

The Simpsons (Fox, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 2.100 million viewers
– 1.3/2 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (0.8/2 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.917 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.9/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.8/4 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (0.9/2 F25-54, 1.1/3 M25-54)

Family Guy (Fox, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 2.237 million viewers
– 1.3/2 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (0.9/3 F18-49, 1.2/4 M18-49)
– 0.8/4 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.9/4 M18-34)
– 1.1/3 A25-54 (0.9/2 F25-54, 1.4/4 M25-54)

The Last Man on Earth (Fox, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.601 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.7/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Aquí y Ahora (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.225 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Pequeños Gigantes (Univision, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.071 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.7/2 A18-49

Crónicas: Historias que Hacen Historia (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.498 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

Cine de Las Estrellas The Transporter (2002) (UniMás, 6:30 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.666 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Cine de Las Estrellas Misión imposible: Protocolo fantasma (2011) (UniMás, 8:30 PM, 150 min.)
– 0.699 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

La Biblia (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.642 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49
– 0.1/1 A18-34

MasterChef Latino (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.032 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49
– 0.3/1 A18-34

Don Francisco Te Invita (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.135 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.3/1 A18-34

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

The Walking Dead (AMC, 9:00 PM, 68 min.)
– 6.663 million viewers (#1)
– 3.74 HH (#1)
– 2.83 A18-49 (#1)
– 1.71 A18-34 (#1)

Talking Dead (AMC, 10:08 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.663 million viewers (#4)
– 1.55 HH (#5)
– 1.09 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.57 A18-34 (#9)

Lone Star Law (APL, 10:01 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.709 million viewers (#63)
– 0.47 HH (#60)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#82)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#80)

Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAVO, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.069 million viewers (#7)
– 1.42 HH (#6)
– 0.80 A18-49 (#5)
– 0.53 A18-34 (#12)

To Rome for Love (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.723 million viewers (#59)
– 0.50 HH (#55)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#46)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#47)

American Dynasty: Kennedys (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.770 million viewers (#12)
– 1.23 HH (#8)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#41)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#76)

Pope: Most Powerful Man in History (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.222 million viewers (#32)
– 0.88 HH (#26)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#68)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#98)

Naked and Afraid (DISC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.366 million viewers (#28)
– 0.85 HH (#29)
– 0.46 A18-49 (#15)
– 0.28 A18-34 (#22)

The Arrangement (E!, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.477 million viewers (#87)
– 0.32 HH (#83)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#76)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#69)

Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.927 million viewers (#45)
– 0.54 HH (#48)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#40)

Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.872 million viewers (#49)
– 0.51 HH (#51)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#41)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#40)

When Calls the Heart (HALL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.448 million viewers (#5)
– 1.67 HH (#4)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#46)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#86)

Kong: Skull Island (HBO, 6:55 PM, 118 min.)
– 0.628 million viewers (#71)
– 0.39 HH (#67)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#58)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#76)

How Close Can I Beach (HGTV, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.481 million viewers (#18)
– 0.93 HH (#22)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#46)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#60)

How Close Can I Beach (HGTV, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.423 million viewers (#24)
– 0.90 HH (#25)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#41)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#69)

Caribbean Life (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.484 million viewers (#17)
– 0.96 HH (#17)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#60)

Caribbean Life (HGTV, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.437 million viewers (#22)
– 0.91 HH (#23)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#47)

Island Life (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.673 million viewers (#13)
– 1.08 HH (#12)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#31)

Island Life (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.601 million viewers (#14)
– 1.04 HH (#14)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#26)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#47)

Time Machine (HIST, 9:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 0.653 million viewers (#67)
– 0.43 HH (#64)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#82)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#89)

Evil Lives Here (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.288 million viewers (#29)
– 0.87 HH (#28)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#28)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#60)

On The Case with Paula Zahn (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.399 million viewers (#25)
– 0.94 HH (#20)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#69)

Movie-Acquired Premiere The Midwife’s Deception (LIF, 8:00 PM, 122 min.)
– 0.822 million viewers (#55)
– 0.51 HH (#51)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#47)

Wicked Tuna (NGC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.880 million viewers (#48)
– 0.53 HH (#49)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#51)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#86)

Aaron Hernandez Uncovered Part 2 (OXYG, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.912 million viewers (#46)
– 0.64 HH (#40)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#32)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#31)

Bar Rescue (PAR, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.629 million viewers (#70)
– 0.39 HH (#67)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.25 A18-34 (#27)

Homeland S7 (SHO, 9:05 PM, 52 min.)
– 1.253 million viewers (#30)
– 0.78 HH (#34)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#30)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#80)

The Chi S1 (SHO, 10:01 PM, 47 min.)
– 0.872 million viewers (#49)
– 0.57 HH (#47)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#28)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#40)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Region Second Round: Clemson vs. Auburn (TBS, 7:00 PM, 143 min.)
– 1.864 million viewers (#10)
– 1.08 HH (#12)
– 0.65 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.53 A18-34 (#12)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bridge (TBS, 9:27 PM, 15 min.)
– 1.197 million viewers (#33)
– 0.73 HH (#35)
– 0.41 A18-49 (#18)
– 0.32 A18-34 (#17)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament East Region Second Round: Marshall vs. West Virginia (TBS, 9:42 PM, 146 min.)
– 2.224 million viewers (#6)
– 1.31 HH (#7)
– 0.78 A18-49 (#7)
– 0.60 A18-34 (#8)

Sister Wives (TLC, 8:00 PM, 123 min.)
– 1.547 million viewers (#15)
– 1.10 HH (#11)
– 0.43 A18-49 (#17)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#31)

Three Wives, One Husband (TLC, 10:03 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.831 million viewers (#53)
– 0.62 HH (#45)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#50)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#80)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Region Second Round: Nevada vs. Cincinnati (TNT, 6:00 PM, 140 min.)
– 1.913 million viewers (#9)
– 1.12 HH (#10)
– 0.69 A18-49 (#11)
– 0.56 A18-34 (#10)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bridge (TNT, 8:24 PM, 15 min.)
– 1.966 million viewers (#8)
– 1.19 HH (#9)
– 0.71 A18-49 (#10)
– 0.56 A18-34 (#10)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament West Region Second Round: Florida State vs. Xavier (TNT, 8:39 PM, 157 min.)
– 3.399 million viewers (#3)
– 2.05 HH (#3)
– 1.16 A18-49 (#3)
– 0.96 A18-34 (#3)

Adventure Time (TOON, 7:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.531 million viewers (#81)
– 0.35 HH (#78)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#95)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#47)

Adventure Time (TOON, 7:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.532 million viewers (#80)
– 0.37 HH (#72)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#82)
– 0.23 A18-34 (#29)

Road to the Final Four (TRU, 7:30 PM, 18 min.)
– 0.977 million viewers (#40)
– 0.61 HH (#46)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#41)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#36)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Region Second Round: UMBC vs. Kansas State (TRU, 7:48 PM, 146 min.)
– 4.597 million viewers (#2)
– 2.49 HH (#2)
– 1.64 A18-49 (#2)
– 1.44 A18-34 (#2)
Most-watched college basketball telecast ever on truTV (Source: Sports Media Watch)

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Post Gun (TRU, 10:14 PM, 13 min.)
– 1.824 million viewers (#11)
– 1.02 HH (#15)
– 0.79 A18-49 (#6)
– 0.69 A18-34 (#6)

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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