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Updated Thursday Ratings: March Madness Begins

THURSDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATING RESULTS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Thursday, March 19, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Note: The results for NCAA Basketball on CBS does not include the results on TBS, TNT a,d truTV.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 5.89 million, NBC: 5.01, CBS: 4.60, Fox: 2.95, CW: 489,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.4 rating/5 share, CBS: 1.3/ 5, NBC: 1.0/ 4, Fox: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.1/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.99 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#1)

CBS – 2017 NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 4.85 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 4.20 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

Fox – MasterChef Junior
Viewers: 3.86 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3t)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 690,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Grey’s Anatomy
Viewers: 7.91 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#1)

CBS – 2017 NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 4.96 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Trial & Error (R)
Viewers: 3.18 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

Fox – MasterChef Junior
Viewers: 3.93 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 504,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

CBS – 2017 NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 4.34 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Chicago MD
Viewers: 6.98 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

Fox – Kicking & Screaming
Viewers: 2.16 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 406,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 0 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Scandal
Viewers: 5.69 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

CBS – 2017 NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 4.24 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Chicago MD
Viewers: 7.36 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1t)

Fox – Kicking & Screaming
Viewers: 1.87 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – The Vampire Diaries (R)
Viewers: 358,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.1/ 0 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 4.14 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – 2017 NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 4.93 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 3.87 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Catch
Viewers: 3.72 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2t)

CBS – 2017 NCAA Basketball
Viewers: 4.26 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

NBC – The Blacklist: Redemption
Viewers: 3.97 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. Only a 1.2 in the demo for March Madness seems low though I wonder how it did across all four networks.

  2. RATINGS ARE BACK!

    Redemption won’t be back after the 8 episodes. I feel this show was made as filler to get Tom’s backstory out of the way.

    Greys and Meds go up some.

    • You forgot the important mission to waste more of NBC’s money making yet another flop… IT’s hard to maintain losing streaks like this…

  3. NBC also released their Summer schedule today. Midnight Texas finally gets a premiere date! About the only thing on their list I am intrigued about.