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March Madness Leads CBS to Thursday Night Victory

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATING RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, March 23, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 6.62 million, ABC: 5.58, NBC: 4.02, Fox: 2.88, CW: 901,000

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 2.0 rating/8 share, ABC: 1.3/ 5, NBC and Fox: 0.8/ 3 each, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.95 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 8 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 6.67 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#1)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 4.22 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef Junior
Viewers: 3.67 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 1.00 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1(#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.56 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 8.87 million (#1), A18-49: 2.6/10 (#1)

NBC – Trial & Error (R)
Viewers: 2.81 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

Fox – MasterChef Junior
Viewers: 3.77 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 934,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.74 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 5.65 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med (R)
Viewers: 4.47 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Kicking & Screaming
Viewers: 2.14 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 856,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.28 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 4.96 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

NBC – Chicago Med (R)
Viewers: 4.70 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Kicking & Screaming

Viewers: 1.95 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supernatural (R)
Viewers: 812,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 3.64 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 6.81 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 8 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 4.01 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 3.30 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 6.75 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 9 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 3.95 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I think they should move SVU to Thursday at 10PM. Another option is Friday as well.

    Seems we have sprung a leak in Shondaland.

    • The leak was apparent a long time ago. It’s just that Hollywood refuses to notice those things until it’s too late.

  2. Five years ago, the ratings for all those shows except Grey’s would have been judged awful for Friday night.

    Today those are the ratings for what used to be a highly-rated night of television.

    Just shocking!!