TV Ratings Friday: NCAA leads, ‘Speechless’ dips

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, Mar 29, 2019

Note: Live NCAA basketball broadcasts on CBS will expected outcome in larger adjustments than common for a network in a finals.

The numbers for Friday:


CBS dominated a Friday primetime ratings this week with a continued NCAA Tournament coverage.

The honeyed 16 diversion between Michigan State and LSU kicked off a night for a network with a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.56 million viewers. However, it was a network’s promote of a after diversion between Duke and Virginia Tech that won a night, with a 2.5 and 8.5 million viewers.

Pending updates, both games are now adult from a 1.4 and 2.4 ratings that a network’s Friday night honeyed 16 broadcasts scored a year ago.

Elsewhere, NBC grabbed 0.6 and 0.5 ratings with back-to-back “Blacklist” episodes, both of that were on standard with a show’s opening so distant this season. On ABC, both “Fresh Off a Boat” (0.5) and “Speechless” (0.4) fell one-tenth from their final episodes.

With usually a “Last Man Standing” rerun as a lead-in, FOX’s “The Cool Kids” slipped from a 0.7 to a 0.6 this week. “Proven Innocent” followed, and managed to reason onto a prior 0.4. Meanwhile, a CW’s “Dynasty” posted a 0.2, adult one-tenth from a 0.1 final final Friday. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” stayed even with another 0.1.

Network averages:


Late-night metered marketplace ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.6/4, 1.9/6 (delayed by NCAA)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.7/4

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.3/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.3/3, 1.1/4 (delayed by NCAA)

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/3

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 0.8/3


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Share (of Audience): 
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Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for inhabitant sources are constructed in 3 streams of information – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted total comment for incremental observation that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes observation during a same promote day as a strange telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. internal time when meters broadcast daily observation to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings embody observation that takes place during a 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.