TV Ratings: Opposite March Madness, Idol Stabilizes While The Voice Slips

Ratings March Madness

In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ primetime coverage of two Elite Eight March Madness matchups averaged a hair under 6 million total viewers along with a dominant 1.5 demo rating.

Opposite hoops….

NBC | The Voice (6 mil/0.7, read recap and get Ariana Grande news) was down from last Monday’s lows, but juuuust barely edged out basketball for the night’s largest audience. Debris (2.7 mil/0.3) dipped to season lows.

ABC | American Idol (4.8 mil/0.7, read recap) stabilized after hitting lows opposite last week’s March Madness. The Good Doctor (4.2 mil/0.5, read recap) also was steady after last week hitting lows.

FOX | America’s Most Wanted (1.9 mil/0.3) dipped.

THE CW | Bulletproof (532K/0.1) added a few eyeballs with its finale.

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. Kids, ask parents before calling.

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