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Thursday Final Ratings: Subpar Open for ‘Champions’ on NBC

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Thursday, March 8:

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 7.068 million viewers
– 4.7/8 HH
– 1.7/7 A18-49 (2.4/9 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 1.2/7 A18-34 (1.8/9 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 2.1/7 A25-54 (2.9/9 F25-54, 1.3/5 M25-54)

Scandal (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 4.667 million viewers
– 3.3/6 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.5/5 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.9/5 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 1.4/4 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.361 million viewers
– 2.4/5 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 1.1/4 A25-54 (1.6/5 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 13.876 million viewers
– 8.2/15 HH
– 2.6/11 A18-49 (2.8/11 F18-49, 2.4/11 M18-49)
– 1.3/8 A18-34 (1.5/8 F18-34, 1.1/8 M18-34)
– 3.9/13 A25-54 (4.2/13 F25-54, 3.6/13 M25-54)

Young Sheldon (CBS, 8:31 PM, 30 min.)
– 12.523 million viewers
– 7.3/13 HH
– 2.1/9 A18-49 (2.4/9 F18-49, 1.9/8 M18-49)
– 1.1/6 A18-34 (1.3/6 F18-34, 0.9/6 M18-34)
– 3.3/11 A25-54 (3.7/11 F25-54, 3.0/10 M25-54)

Mom (CBS, 9:01 PM, 29 min.)
– 9.055 million viewers
– 5.5/10 HH
– 1.5/6 A18-49 (1.7/6 F18-49, 1.2/5 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 2.4/8 A25-54 (2.8/8 F25-54, 2.0/7 M25-54)

Life In Pieces (CBS, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 6.716 million viewers
– 4.1/7 HH
– 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 1.9/6 A25-54 (2.3/7 F25-54, 1.4/5 M25-54)

S.W.A.T. (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 5.568 million viewers
– 3.6/7 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.6/6 F25-54, 1.3/5 M25-54)

Superstore (NBC, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 3.374 million viewers
– 2.0/4 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/5 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.7/4 M18-34)
– 1.2/4 A25-54 (1.4/5 F25-54, 1.1/4 M25-54)

A.P. Bio (NBC, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 2.333 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 0.9/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

Will & Grace (NBC, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 3.922 million viewers
– 2.5/4 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/4 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 1.4/4 A25-54 (1.6/5 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

Champions (P) (NBC, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 2.701 million viewers
– 1.7/3 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.8/3 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.5/3 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.1/3 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

Chicago Fire (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 6.242 million viewers
– 4.0/8 HH
– 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.4/6 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.8/5 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.6/6 A25-54 (1.9/6 F25-54, 1.3/5 M25-54)

Gotham (Fox, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.408 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.5/2 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 0.9/3 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

Showtime at the Apollo (Fox, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.423 million viewers
– 1.5/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.7/3 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 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

Supernatural (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.664 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

Arrow (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.278 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/1 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/1 F18-34, 0.3/2 M18-34)
– 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/1 F25-54, 0.6/2 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.535 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (Univision, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.787 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Papa a Toda Madre (Univision, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.651 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

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

La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.552 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

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

La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.392 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

Renta Congelada (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.388 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

Renta Congelada (UniMás, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.205 million viewers
– 0.1/0 HH
– 0.1/0 A18-49

Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.531 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

José José: El Principe de La Canción (Telemundo, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.986 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Al Otro Lado Del Muro (Telemundo, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.164 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

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

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Thursday, March 8 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

60 Days In (A&E, 10:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.926 million viewers (#35)
– 0.58 HH (#40)
– 0.38 A18-49 (#13)
– 0.25 A18-34 (#20)

Top Chef (BRAVO, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.927 million viewers (#34)
– 0.60 HH (#35)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#17)
– 0.21 A18-34 (#29)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.107 million viewers (#24)
– 0.80 HH (#21)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#82)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.005 million viewers (#29)
– 0.73 HH (#25)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#56)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#95)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.917 million viewers (#37)
– 0.66 HH (#28)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#65)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#96)

ACC Tournament Quarterfinal #3: Notre Dame vs. Duke (ESPN, 7:00 PM, 119 min.)
– 1.706 million viewers (#9)
– 1.07 HH (#9)
– 0.58 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.53 A18-34 (#5)

College Basketball Scoreboard (ESPN, 8:59 PM, 24 min.)
– 1.520 million viewers (#11)
– 0.97 HH (#10)
– 0.54 A18-49 (#6)
– 0.46 A18-34 (#8)

ACC Tournament Quarterfinal #4: North Carolina vs. Miami (ESPN, 9:23 PM, 128 min.)
– 1.729 million viewers (#8)
– 1.13 HH (#8)
– 0.68 A18-49 (#2)
– 0.63 A18-34 (#3)

College Basketball Scoreboard (ESPN2, 9:06 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.736 million viewers (#52)
– 0.46 HH (#52)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#69)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#77)

Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinal #4: Baylor vs. West Virginia (ESPN2, 9:36 PM, 144 min.)
– 0.591 million viewers (#69)
– 0.38 HH (#66)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#84)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#87)

Beat Bobby Flay (FOOD, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.952 million viewers (#32)
– 0.60 HH (#35)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#35)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.752 million viewers (#3)
– 1.83 HH (#3)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#82)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.044 million viewers (#1)
– 2.09 HH (#1)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#96)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.419 million viewers (#4)
– 1.66 HH (#4)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#96)

Atlanta (FX, 10:00 PM, 38 min.)
– 0.714 million viewers (#56)
– 0.42 HH (#58)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#15)
– 0.44 A18-34 (#9)

Flip or Flop Nashville (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.228 million viewers (#19)
– 0.82 HH (#20)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#46)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.304 million viewers (#16)
– 0.88 HH (#15)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#53)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.367 million viewers (#14)
– 0.93 HH (#12)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#49)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#56)

Swamp People (HIST, 9:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.677 million viewers (#10)
– 0.96 HH (#11)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#35)

Truck Night in America (HIST, 10:03 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.954 million viewers (#31)
– 0.58 HH (#40)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#69)

Pandora’s Box: Unleashing (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.051 million viewers (#27)
– 0.74 HH (#24)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#82)

Project Runway All Stars (LIF, 9:00 PM, 64 min.)
– 1.108 million viewers (#23)
– 0.76 HH (#23)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#52)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#56)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.964 million viewers (#7)
– 1.37 HH (#6)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#93)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.886 million viewers (#2)
– 1.97 HH (#2)
– 0.37 A18-49 (#14)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#46)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.238 million viewers (#5)
– 1.59 HH (#5)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#96)

Lip Sync Battle (PAR, 10:00 PM, 32 min.)
– 0.482 million viewers (#77)
– 0.33 HH (#75)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#56)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#87)

My 600-Lb. Life: Super Sized (TLC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.858 million viewers (#45)
– 0.57 HH (#44)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#34)
– 0.19 A18-34 (#35)

Family by the Ton: Post-Op (TLC, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.565 million viewers (#70)
– 0.39 HH (#64)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#69)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#91)

NBA Pre-Game Show (TNT, 8:00 PM, 14 min.)
– 0.874 million viewers (#44)
– 0.58 HH (#40)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#31)
– 0.26 A18-34 (#17)

NBA Basketball Boston Celtics at Minnesota Timberwolves (TNT, 8:14 PM, 144 min.)
– 1.417 million viewers (#13)
– 0.91 HH (#14)
– 0.48 A18-49 (#8)
– 0.49 A18-34 (#6)

NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors (TNT, 10:38 PM, 149 min.)
– 2.069 million viewers (#6)
– 1.28 HH (#7)
– 0.74 A18-49 (#1)
– 0.71 A18-34 (#1)

Impractical Jokers (TRU, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.544 million viewers (#71)
– 0.33 HH (#75)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#34)
– 0.28 A18-34 (#14)

American Ninja Warrior: Ninja Vs. Ninja (USA, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.692 million viewers (#59)
– 0.40 HH (#61)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#52)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#56)

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 (VH1, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.658 million viewers (#62)
– 0.41 HH (#59)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.25 A18-34 (#20)

Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta (WETV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.423 million viewers (#80)
– 0.29 HH (#77)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#65)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#63)

Braxtons: First Look (WETV, 10:00 PM, 13 min.)
– 0.412 million viewers (#82)
– 0.28 HH (#79)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#69)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#63)

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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