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[04/01/14 - 10:30 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: TBS Tops Charts with NCAA Regional Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, march 29, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 31 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Regional Finals - Wisconsin #2 vs. Arizona #1 - TBS
9.967 million viewers, #1; 4.008 million adults 18-49 (3.16 rating), #1

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update - TBS
7.339 million viewers, #2; 3.004 million adults 18-49 (2.37 rating), #3

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Regional Finals - Dayton #11 vs. Florida #1 - TBS
7.203 million viewers, #3; 3.012 million adults 18-49 (2.37 rating), #2

The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards (8:00) - Nickelodeon
5.033 million viewers, #4; 1.396 million adults 18-49 (1.10 rating), #4

Dateline Saturday Mystery (8:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
4.808 million viewers, #5; 1.019 million adults 18-49 (0.80 rating), #6

48 Hours (10:00) - CBS
4.054 million viewers, #6; 1.069 million adults 18-49 (0.84 rating), #5

Instant Mom (9:35) - Nickelodeon
3.442 million viewers, #7; 0.883 million adults 18-49 (0.70 rating), #7

Nightline Prime (10:00) - ABC
2.903 million viewers, #8; 0.714 million adults 18-49 (0.56 rating), #8

48 Hours (9:00) - CBS
2.480 million viewers, #9; 0.684 million adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), #9

20/20 (9:00) - ABC
2.325 million viewers, #10; 0.601 million adults 18-49 (0.47 rating), #11

Zoe Gone (8:00) - Lifetime
1.739 million viewers, #11; 0.616 million adults 18-49 (0.49 rating), #10

House Hunters Renovation (10:00) - HGTV
1.624 million viewers, #12; 0.436 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #15

When Calls the Heart (9:00)* - Hallmark
1.524 million viewers, #13; 0.222 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #23

Auction Hunters (9:30) - Spike TV
1.194 million viewers, #14; 0.446 million adults 18-49 (0.35 rating), #14

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
1.188 million viewers, #15; 0.496 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #13

Flipping Vegas (10:00) - A&E
1.087 million viewers, #16; 0.531 million adults 18-49 (0.42 rating), #12

Timber Kings (10:00) - Discovery
0.998 million viewers, #17; 0.352 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #18

Deion's Family Playbook (10:00) - OWN
0.946 million viewers, #18; 0.361 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #17

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's (9:00) - OWN
0.919 million viewers, #19; 0.349 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #19

Fatal Vows (10:00) - ID
0.885 million viewers, #20; 0.265 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #20

Ghost Adventures (9:00) - Travel
0.737 million viewers, #21; 0.397 million adults 18-49 (0.31 rating), #16

The Incredible Dr. Pol (9:00)* - Nat Geo WILD
0.580 million viewers, #22; 0.156 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #27

America's Book of Secrets (10:00)* - H2
0.480 million viewers, #23; 0.161 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #26

Celebrity Ghost Stories (9:00)* - LMN
0.454 million viewers, #24; 0.182 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #24

Reincarnated: Past Lives (10:00)* - LMN
0.454 million viewers, #25; 0.182 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #25

My Big Redneck Family (10:00)* - CMT
0.402 million viewers, #26; 0.225 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #21

Tattoo Titans (10:30)* - CMT
0.402 million viewers, #27; 0.225 million adults 18-49 (0.18 rating), #22

Outrageous Acts of Science (10:00)* - Science
0.343 million viewers, #28; 0.115 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #30

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (10:00)* - WE tv
0.333 million viewers, #29; 0.156 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #28

Da Vinci's Demons (9:00)* - Starz
0.240 million viewers, #30; 0.121 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #29

Ripper Street (9:00)* - BBCA
0.200 million viewers, #31; 0.051 million adults 18-49 (0.04 rating), #31

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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