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Friday TV Ratings: The Originals Starts Low, Basketball Dominates, Truth and Lies Solid


3/17/17

Credit: SpoilerTV

Time
Show
18-49 Rating
Total Viewers (In Millions)
8:00pm
NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS)
1.3
4.71

Last Man Standing (ABC)
1.0
6.15

Grimm (NBC)
0.8
3.96

Rosewood (R) (FOX)
0.4
1.96

The Originals (P) (CW)
0.3
1.05




8:30pm
Dr. Ken (ABC)
0.8
4.43




9:00pm
Truth and Lies: The Family Manson (ABC)
1.1
5.38
Dateline NBC (NBC)
0.8
4.95

Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
0.4
1.82

Reign (CW)
0.2
0.76



(R) = repeat
(P) = premiere

Finals Update: NCAA Coverage adjusted down and averaged a 1.3 from 8-10. Dateline (0.8) adjusted down.

CBS retired their drama trio for a night in favor of a night of March Madness (1.4/1.8/1.4), it performed significantly better than a typical drama night and single-handedly beat out any other programming of the night.

ABC's comedies, Last Man Standing (1.0) and Dr. Ken (0.8), remained frozen at their series lows, both shows have only one more episode to air before their respective season finales. After the comedies, ABC benched Shark Tank and 20/20 for a 2-hour Manson special (1.1). At 9, it was significantly below an average Shark Tank, but it was a good bit above an average 20/20 installment at 10.

NBC's Grimm (0.8) inched up from last week but Dateline (0.8/0.9) was down from last week's 1.0.

Fox's Rosewood (0.4) continued to air out repeats alongside anemic Sleepy Hollow originals (0.4).


The CW had the season premiere of The Originals (0.3) and more of Reign (0.2). The former was significantly below an average Vampire Diaries installment.