Total Viewers (In Millions)
NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS)
Fast Five (NBC)
NBA Countdown (ABC)
Motorcycle Racing (FOX)
NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC)
48 Hours (CBS)
Saturday TV Ratings: 48 Hours Explodes as NCAA Leads
CBS gladly did away with Ransom for one night to continue airing their March Madness coverage (1.7), the added lead-in advantage helped an original 48 Hours (1.4) jump 100% from last week's low outing to an unrealistically strong number.
ABC couldn't hold a candle to the former with their own game (0.4) and a countdown special before it (0.3) went even lower.
In anticipation of the 8th film in the franchise, NBC aired a presentation of Fast Five (0.5), it ended up higher than anything on ABC or FOX,
FOX had anemic Motorcycle Racing (0.3), but at least it was a tiny improvement over drama repeats, right?