CBS winning Monday night in ratings with the NCAA National Championship game was a formality — the true battle was for second place. NBC took silver to ABC’s bronze, as “The Voice” and “American Idol” finished in their regular order.
Due to the nature of live sports, these below fast-national numbers for CBS should be considered preliminary and subject to significant adjustment. Click here to see how the Virginia victory over Texas Tech fared in the metered markets.
CBS was first in ratings with a 3.6 rating/15 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13.6 million, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 1.0/5 and in viewers with 6.4 million. “The Voice” battle rounds from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.2/6 and 7.5 million viewers. At 10, “The Enemy Within” received a 0.6/3 and 4.2 million viewers.
ABC was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 5.4 million. “American Idol” from 8-10 had a 1.0/5 and 6.4 million viewers. “The Fix” at 10 got a 0.5/2 and 3.3 million viewers.
Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 2.5 million, airing all reruns.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 706,000. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 985,000 viewers. A repeat followed.