Friday Ratings: The Blacklist Matches Low Opposite March Madness

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In the latest TV ratings, NBC’s already-renewed The Blacklist dipped to 2.6 million total viewers and a 0.2 rating this Friday up against March Madness — marking its third smallest audience ever and matching its all-time demo low (which was set by last season’s finale).

CBS’ aforementioned primetime hoops coverage of course led Friday in both measures, averaging 3.8 mil and a 0.8.

The CW’s Charmed (530K/0.1) and Dynasty (310K/0.1) were both up sharply in viewers (33 and 24 percent, respectively) while steady in the demo.

ABC’s Shark Tank (3.3 mil/0.4) dipped, while Fox’s Friday Night SmackDown (2 mil/0.6) was steady.

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