Ratings: NCAA Finals Down Vs. 2013, Bones Up

NCAA Men's Final Four ChampionshipCBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship game — in which my youngest niece’s college bested my second-oldest niece’s alma mater — averaged 21.2 million total viewers and a 7.2 demo rating on Monday night (per finals), down 10 percent and three tenths from last year’s Louisville/Michigan final.

Elsewhere, there was not much to see….

NBC | The Voice (11.8 mil/3.5) dipped was up a tenth in the demo week-to-week. A special Dream Builders (5.5 mil/1.5) did much better than its Sunday outing, but obviously was far below Blacklist numbers.

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ABC | Dancing With the Stars (13.9 mil/2.2) ticked down a tenth in the demo. Fun fact: Castle‘s “Disciple” encore drew the largest audience ever for a rerun — 9 million viewers.

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FOX | An intellectually compelling and ultimately emotional Bones (6.5 mil/1.6) rose 14 percent in audience and a tenth in the demo; The Following (4.5 mil/1.4) added a handful of eyeballs.

THE CW| Star-Crossed (970K/0.3) ticked down a tenth.