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[03/25/14 - 11:15 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NCAA Men's Basketball Fills Top Spots
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, march 22, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 37 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Third Round - Oregon #7 vs. Wisconsin #2 - CBS
6.908 million viewers, #1; 2.834 million adults 18-49 (2.23 rating), #1

Dateline Saturday Mystery (8:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
5.354 million viewers, #2; 1.078 million adults 18-49 (0.85 rating), #8

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update - CBS
4.484 million viewers, #3; 1.914 million adults 18-49 (1.51 rating), #2

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Third Round - Dayton #11 vs. Syracuse #3 - TBS
4.019 million viewers, #4; 1.842 million adults 18-49 (1.45 rating), #3

20/20 (10:00) - ABC
3.949 million viewers, #5; 0.915 million adults 18-49 (0.72 rating), #10

48 Hours (10:00) - CBS
3.283 million viewers, #6; 1.199 million adults 18-49 (0.94 rating), #7

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Third Round - Connecticut #7 vs. Villanova #2 - TBS
3.145 million viewers, #7; 1.741 million adults 18-49 (1.37 rating), #4

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Third Round - Harvard #12 vs. Michigan St. #4 - TNT
3.100 million viewers, #8; 1.300 million adults 18-49 (1.02 rating), #6

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update - TBS
2.905 million viewers, #9; 1.470 million adults 18-49 (1.16 rating), #5

Sam & Cat (8:00) - Nickelodeon
2.469 million viewers, #10; 0.638 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #12

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Third Round - No. Dak. St. #12 vs. San Diego St #4 - TNT
2.047 million viewers, #11; 0.978 million adults 18-49 (0.77 rating), #9

The Haunted Hathaways (8:30) - Nickelodeon
1.806 million viewers, #12; 0.411 million adults 18-49 (0.32 rating), #21

The Thundermans (9:00) - Nickelodeon
1.669 million viewers, #13; 0.328 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #23

House Hunters Renovation (10:00) - HGTV
1.616 million viewers, #14; 0.486 million adults 18-49 (0.38 rating), #16

Nightline Prime (9:00) - ABC
1.492 million viewers, #15; 0.413 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #20

When Calls the Heart (9:00)* - Hallmark
1.444 million viewers, #16; 0.160 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #31

Sorority Surrogate (8:00) - Lifetime
1.398 million viewers, #17; 0.516 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #13

Flipping Vegas (10:00) - A&E
1.282 million viewers, #18; 0.639 million adults 18-49 (0.50 rating), #11

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update - TNT
1.241 million viewers, #19; 0.448 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #18

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
1.151 million viewers, #20; 0.494 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #14

Timber Kings (10:00) - Discovery
1.046 million viewers, #21; 0.456 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #17

Fatal Vows (10:00) - ID
0.991 million viewers, #22; 0.350 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #22

Ghost Adventures (9:00) - Travel
0.895 million viewers, #23; 0.490 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #15

Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? (8:00)* - ID
0.766 million viewers, #24; 0.263 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #26

John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown (10:00) - HBO
0.752 million viewers, #25; 0.441 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #19

Too Cute! (8:00)* - Animal Planet
0.704 million viewers, #26; 0.154 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #32

College Wrestling (8:00) - ESPN
0.630 million viewers, #27; 0.285 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #24

Da Vinci's Demons (9:00) - Starz
0.578 million viewers, #28; 0.285 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #25

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's (9:00)* - OWN
0.540 million viewers, #29; 0.136 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #33

Deion's Family Playbook (10:00)* - OWN
0.540 million viewers, #30; 0.136 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #34

The Incredible Dr. Pol (9:00)* - Nat Geo WILD
0.523 million viewers, #31; 0.133 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #35

Celebrity Ghost Stories (9:00)* - LMN
0.450 million viewers, #32; 0.175 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #29

Reincarnated: Past Lives (10:00)* - LMN
0.450 million viewers, #33; 0.175 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #30

My Big Redneck Family (10:00)* - CMT
0.429 million viewers, #34; 0.233 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #27

Tattoo Titans (10:30)* - CMT
0.429 million viewers, #35; 0.233 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #28

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved (10:00)* - H2
0.407 million viewers, #36; 0.104 million adults 18-49 (0.08 rating), #36

Ripper Street (9:00)* - BBCA
0.249 million viewers, #37; 0.093 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #37

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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