Duke's Brian Zubek takes control of the ball
Credit: Pat Sullivan/AP
Fast National ratings
for Friday, March 26, 2010.
Among adults 18-49, CBS earned a 3.3 rating, comfortably ahead of the 2.0 rating for ABC in the key demographic. FOX and NBC tied for third with a 1.4 rating, leaving The CW's 0.4 rating in fifth.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.32 million viewers to go with a 6.4 rating/12 share. NBC moved up to second with a 4.4/8, just ahead of the 4.1/7 for ABC. FOX's 2.5/4 and the 0.7/1 for The CW followed.
CBS swept the primetime hours starting at 8 p.m. with a 6.5/12 and a 3.2 demo rating for basketball coverage. NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" was second with a 4.1/8, beating the 3.6/7 for a repeat of the premiere of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." FOX's "House" repeat was fourth, topping the 0.9/2 for an encore of this week's "America's Next Top Model" on The CW.
Basketball coverage did a 6.3/11 for CBS in the 9 p.m. hour, also averaging a 3.3 demo rating. ABC was up to second with the 4.6/8 for the new "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," which also delivered a strong 2.6 demo rating. NBC's "Dateline
" was a close third with a 4.4/8. FOX's new "Kitchen Nightmares" was fourth overall with a 2.6/5, but third in the demo. The CW's repeats of "Fly Girls" and "High Society" trailed.
CBS stayed first at 10 p.m. with a 6.4/12 and a 3.5 demo rating for basketball. NBC's "Dateline" had a 4.7/8 for second overall, though ABC's "20/20" was a close third overall and second in the key demo.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change, particularly in the case of live events.