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.
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.