In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament dominated Friday in the demo, and veritably tied ABC’s Shark Tank for the night’s biggest audience.
CBS | Primetime March Madness coverage averaged 3.35 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, on par with Thursday’s Night 1 tallies.
ABC | Shark Tank (3.37 mil/0.4) was steady.
FOX | Friday Night SmackDown (2.1 mil/0.5) ticked down.
NBC | Lopez vs. Lopez (1.9 mil/0.2) and Grand Crew (1.2 mil/0.1) were steady in viewers yet dipped in the demo.
THE CW | Whose Line Is It Anyway? Tell Me, Now!! (570K/0.1) surged in viewers.
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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.