Weekend TV Ratings: GRIMM Steady at New Time, Basketball Bolsters CBS

     March 23, 2015


The weekend TV ratings for Friday, March 20th through Sunday March 22nd are in; here are some of the highlights:

  • On Friday, Grimm‘s move to its new 8 p.m. time slot (formerly held by Constantine) had it matching its last ratings numbers in the old slot, with a 1.1 in the key 18-49 demographic, and 4.9 million viewers on NBC. (Clearly, it has a loyal fanbase).
  • The series finale of Glee at 9 p.m. Friday on Fox was up 14 percent to a season high of an 0.8 rating and 2.7 million viewers, thanks to a (small) finale bump.
  • NCAA Basketball Tournament coverage on CBS this weekend was down 40 percent on Friday to a 1.2 rating and 3.81 million viewers, but bounced up 17 percent Saturday to a 1.4 rating and 4.27 million viewers (and winning CBS the night in the key demo and in overall viewers). Sports numbers are tentative though, so expect these to adjust.
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    On Sunday, the tournament delayed some of CBS’s other programming, so add that to the slew of tentative numbers. But to start, Madam Secretary at 8:30 p.m. notched a 1.3 and 10.35 million viewers, while The Good Wife at 9:30 p.m. matched its series low of 1.0 and 8.21 million viewers. Battle Creek at 10:30 p.m. was down a tenth to a 0.8 and 5.98 million viewers.

  • The Last Man on Earth remained flat in its numbers for a double-dose of episodes on Fox, scoring a 1.9 and 4.53 million viewers at 9 p.m., and 1.6 and 4.14 million viewers at 9:30 p.m.
  • Still, it won its time slot in both cases, beating out ABC’s Secrets & Lies at 9 p.m., which garnered a 1.5 rating and 5.49 million viewers.