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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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