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Thursday Final Ratings: YES Network Delivers its Highest-Rated New York Yankees Season Opener in Seven Years

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, March 29:

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  • Thursday’s New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays Season Opener game averaged a 5.34 TV household rating in the New York TV market, making it YES Network’s highest-rated Yankees Season Opener in seven years, since 2011. The game telecast peaked during the 6:45-7:00 p.m. quarter-hour when it generated a 6.61 rating and 608,000 total viewers. 

    In the New York TV market, YES’ Yankees telecast out-rated last night’s primetime programming such as: Mom, Life in Pieces and S.W.A.T. on CBS; Will & Grace, Superstore, A.P. Bio and Chicago Fire on NBC; and Scandal and Station 19 on ABC. It also out-rated primetime sports programming such as the NBA on TNT, the MLB on ESPN and the NHL on NBC Sports Network. 

    YES’ Yankees pre-game show averaged a 1.55 TV household rating, while the network’s post-game show averaged a 2.12. 

    (Source: YES)

    Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 7.149 million viewers
    – 4.7/9 HH
    – 1.8/8 A18-49 (2.6/11 F18-49, 1.0/5 M18-49)
    – 1.3/8 A18-34 (2.0/11 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
    – 2.1/7 A25-54 (2.9/10 F25-54, 1.2/5 M25-54)

    Station 19 (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.855 million viewers
    – 3.8/7 HH
    – 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.7/7 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.7/4 A18-34 (1.1/6 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.5/5 A25-54 (2.0/6 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

    Scandal (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 3.712 million viewers
    – 2.6/5 HH
    – 0.8/3 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
    – 13.263 million viewers
    – 8.0/16 HH
    – 2.5/12 A18-49 (2.8/12 F18-49, 2.2/11 M18-49)
    – 1.1/7 A18-34 (1.3/7 F18-34, 0.9/6 M18-34)
    – 3.8/14 A25-54 (4.1/14 F25-54, 3.5/14 M25-54)

    Young Sheldon (CBS, 8:31 PM, 30 min.)
    – 11.913 million viewers
    – 7.2/13 HH
    – 2.0/9 A18-49 (2.3/9 F18-49, 1.8/8 M18-49)
    – 1.0/6 A18-34 (1.1/6 F18-34, 0.8/6 M18-34)
    – 3.2/11 A25-54 (3.5/12 F25-54, 2.8/11 M25-54)

    Mom (CBS, 9:01 PM, 29 min.)
    – 8.558 million viewers
    – 5.3/10 HH
    – 1.4/6 A18-49 (1.6/6 F18-49, 1.1/5 M18-49)
    – 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 2.3/8 A25-54 (2.7/9 F25-54, 1.9/7 M25-54)

    Life in Pieces (CBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 6.125 million viewers
    – 3.8/7 HH
    – 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.8/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.6/5 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 1.3/4 M25-54)

    S.W.A.T. (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.264 million viewers
    – 3.4/7 HH
    – 0.8/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.3/5 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    Superstore (NBC, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
    – 2.957 million viewers
    – 1.9/4 HH
    – 0.8/4 A18-49 (0.9/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.2/4 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

    A.P. Bio (NBC, 8:31 PM, 29 min.)
    – 2.051 million viewers
    – 1.3/2 HH
    – 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.6/3 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

    Will & Grace (NBC, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 3.725 million viewers
    – 2.4/4 HH
    – 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.1/4 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

    Champions (NBC, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.943 million viewers
    – 1.3/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
    – 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

    Chicago Fire (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 5.423 million viewers
    – 3.5/7 HH
    – 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.1/5 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 1.2/4 A25-54 (1.5/5 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

    Gotham (Fox, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 2.394 million viewers
    – 1.5/3 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
    – 0.9/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.9/4 M25-54)

    Showtime at the Apollo (Fox, 9:01 PM, 59 min.)
    – 2.423 million viewers
    – 1.5/3 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
    – 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    Supernatural (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.034 million viewers
    – 1.2/2 HH
    – 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
    – 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
    – 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

    Arrow (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.117 million viewers
    – 0.7/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
    – 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
    – 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.4/1 F25-54, 0.4/2 M25-54)

    La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.487 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.5/3 A18-49

    El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.685 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.550 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    Por Amar Sin Ley (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.616 million viewers
    – 0.9/2 HH
    – 0.5/2 A18-49

    La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.440 million viewers
    – 0.2/1 HH
    – 0.1/1 A18-49

    La Nina (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.540 million viewers
    – 0.3/1 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.210 million viewers
    – 0.6/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49

    Reto 4 Elementos: Naturaleza Extrema (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.408 million viewers
    – 0.2/0 HH
    – 0.2/1 A18-49

    Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.260 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.3/2 A18-49
    – 0.2/1 A18-34

    José José: El Principe de La Canción (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.841 million viewers
    – 0.5/1 HH
    – 0.3/1 A18-49
    – 0.2/1 A18-34

    Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.050 million viewers
    – 0.6/1 HH
    – 0.4/2 A18-49
    – 0.2/1 A18-34

    Enemigo Intimo (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.493 million viewers
    – 0.8/2 HH
    – 0.6/3 A18-49
    – 0.4/3 A18-34

    What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Thursday, March 29 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

    The First 48 (A&E, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.067 million viewers (#25)
    – 0.68 HH (#27)
    – 0.33 A18-49 (#15)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#41)

    Marcia Clark Investigates (A&E, 9:00 PM, 123 min.)
    – 1.014 million viewers (#30)
    – 0.67 HH (#28)
    – 0.26 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#53)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.015 million viewers (#29)
    – 0.73 HH (#23)
    – 0.20 A18-49 (#53)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#80)

    Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.891 million viewers (#37)
    – 0.62 HH (#30)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#60)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#87)

    CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.839 million viewers (#41)
    – 0.59 HH (#33)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#60)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#91)

    MLB Sunday Night San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN, 6:59 PM, 185 min.)
    – 1.966 million viewers (#6)
    – 1.24 HH (#7)
    – 0.61 A18-49 (#2)
    – 0.60 A18-34 (#3)

    MLB Opening Day Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners (ESPN, 10:04 PM, 165 min.)
    – 1.042 million viewers (#27)
    – 0.69 HH (#25)
    – 0.38 A18-49 (#11)
    – 0.36 A18-34 (#8)

    College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship (ESPN2, 9:06 PM, 140 min.)
    – 0.472 million viewers (#75)
    – 0.28 HH (#78)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#75)

    Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.814 million viewers (#44)
    – 0.53 HH (#45)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.27 A18-34 (#22)

    Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.388 million viewers (#2)
    – 1.57 HH (#3)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#80)

    Hannity Special (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.385 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.60 HH (#2)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#80)

    The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.152 million viewers (#5)
    – 1.43 HH (#5)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#96)

    Siren (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.872 million viewers (#38)
    – 0.55 HH (#40)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.29 A18-34 (#18)

    Siren (FRFM, 9:01 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.869 million viewers (#39)
    – 0.54 HH (#42)
    – 0.30 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.28 A18-34 (#19)

    Atlanta (FX, 10:00 PM, 32 min.)
    – 0.607 million viewers (#64)
    – 0.38 HH (#61)
    – 0.32 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.32 A18-34 (#13)

    Atomic Blonde (HBO, 8:00 PM, 115 min.)
    – 0.412 million viewers (#83)
    – 0.26 HH (#82)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#94)
    – 0.05 A18-34 (#100)

    Flip or Flop Vegas (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.082 million viewers (#24)
    – 0.69 HH (#25)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#34)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

    House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.530 million viewers (#11)
    – 1.02 HH (#10)
    – 0.34 A18-49 (#13)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#41)

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.528 million viewers (#12)
    – 1.02 HH (#10)
    – 0.33 A18-49 (#15)
    – 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

    Swamp People (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
    – 1.614 million viewers (#10)
    – 0.96 HH (#13)
    – 0.34 A18-49 (#13)
    – 0.18 A18-34 (#41)

    Truck Night in America (HIST, 10:03 PM, 61 min.)
    – 1.097 million viewers (#23)
    – 0.64 HH (#29)
    – 0.33 A18-49 (#15)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#34)

    Pandora’s Box: Unleashing (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.021 million viewers (#28)
    – 0.73 HH (#23)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#75)

    Diabolical (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.188 million viewers (#20)
    – 0.84 HH (#16)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#75)

    Project Runway All Stars (LIF, 9:00 PM, 94 min.)
    – 1.117 million viewers (#22)
    – 0.78 HH (#18)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#45)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#53)

    All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.855 million viewers (#7)
    – 1.32 HH (#6)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#66)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#99)

    Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.872 million viewers (#1)
    – 1.97 HH (#1)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#21)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#91)

    Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.205 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.55 HH (#4)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#34)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#97)

    Jersey Shore Road to Vacation (MTV, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.441 million viewers (#78)
    – 0.28 HH (#78)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#31)
    – 0.31 A18-34 (#14)

    Jersey Shore Road to Vacation (MTV, 9:01 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.429 million viewers (#79)
    – 0.28 HH (#78)
    – 0.23 A18-49 (#41)
    – 0.24 A18-34 (#26)

    Lip Sync Battle: TMI (PAR, 8:30 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.353 million viewers (#89)
    – 0.23 HH (#86)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#94)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#87)

    Lip Sync Battle (PAR, 9:30 PM, 32 min.)
    – 0.505 million viewers (#72)
    – 0.32 HH (#70)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#60)

    My 600-Lb. Life: Super Sized (TLC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.601 million viewers (#65)
    – 0.41 HH (#56)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#91)

    My 600 Lb. Skin Tight: Trans (TLC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.548 million viewers (#70)
    – 0.37 HH (#65)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#71)

    NBA Pre-Game Show (TNT, 8:00 PM, 14 min.)
    – 0.797 million viewers (#47)
    – 0.53 HH (#45)
    – 0.23 A18-49 (#41)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#34)

    NBA Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs (TNT, 8:14 PM, 149 min.)
    – 1.523 million viewers (#13)
    – 0.98 HH (#12)
    – 0.48 A18-49 (#7)
    – 0.43 A18-34 (#7)

    NBA Basketball Milwaukee Bucks at Golden State Warriors (TNT, 10:43 PM, 130 min.)
    – 1.370 million viewers (#15)
    – 0.91 HH (#15)
    – 0.49 A18-49 (#6)
    – 0.45 A18-34 (#6)

    Impractical Jokers (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.656 million viewers (#58)
    – 0.38 HH (#61)
    – 0.33 A18-49 (#15)
    – 0.33 A18-34 (#10)

    Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.468 million viewers (#76)
    – 0.29 HH (#77)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.26 A18-34 (#23)

    American Ninja Warrior: Ninja Vs. Ninja (USA, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.633 million viewers (#60)
    – 0.38 HH (#61)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#48)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#60)

    RuPaul’s Drag Race 10 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 90 min.)
    – 0.581 million viewers (#67)
    – 0.39 HH (#59)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.30 A18-34 (#16)

    Untucked 9 (VH1, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.409 million viewers (#84)
    – 0.28 HH (#78)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#60)
    – 0.20 A18-34 (#34)

    Braxton Family Values (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.793 million viewers (#49)
    – 0.55 HH (#40)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#21)
    – 0.21 A18-34 (#31)

    Hustle & Soul (WETV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.423 million viewers (#81)
    – 0.32 HH (#70)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#79)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#65)

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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    1. What’s the rating for the final space chapter 5 on adult swim
      and also robot chicken, rick and morty?

      • Final Space (Adult Swim, late 3/26/18 12:30-1:00 a.m.)
        – 881,000 viewers
        – 0.46 adults 18-49 rating

        Rick & Morty (Adult Swim, late 3/29/18 12:00-12:30 a.m.)
        – 1.157 million viewers
        – 0.55 adults 18-49 rating

        Robot Chicken (Adult Swim, late 3/29/18 12:30-12:45 a.m.)
        – 1.041 million viewers
        – 0.50 adults 18-49 rating