TV ratings: NCAA spillover boosts CBS; other networks down

tv-ratings-march-23-2014-ncaa-tournament.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, March 23, 2014

It was a solid night for CBS, though the primetime numbers were boosted by spillover from the NCAA tournament game between North Carolina and Iowa State.

It was not a good night for the other networks, as all of ABC's dramas were down by roughly a million viewers and NBC's new dramas "Believe" and "Crisis" each lost 1.5 million viewers over last week. "American Dream Builders" also debuted to a soft 3.6 million, down nearly 3 million viewers from "The Voice" clip show that air in that time period a week ago.

The Eye network took the top slot in viewers with 10.3 million and a 6.5 rating/10 share in households, followed by ABC (7.1 million, 4.3/7), NBC (4.3 million, 2.7/4) and FOX (3.7 million, 2.1/3).

CBS also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC at 1.9, FOX at 1.7 and NBC at 1.0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
NCAA tournament spillover/"60 Minutes" (13.5 million viewers, 8.4/14 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (6.7 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "The Voice" clip show (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "Bob's Burgers" (2.5 million, 1.5/3)/"American Dad" (2.7 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: NCAA spillover (3.9)

8 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes"/"The Amazing Race" (9.97 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" (6.6 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "The Simpsons" (3.9 million, 2.2/4)/"Family Guy" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)

NBC: "American Dream Builders" series premiere (3.6 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "Family Guy" (2.2)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Resurrection" (9.2 million, 5.6/9)
CBS: "Amazing Race"/"The Good Wife" (8.8 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: "Believe" (5 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Cosmos" (4.2 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "Resurrection" (2.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife"/"The Mentalist" (8.7 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "Revenge" (5.7 million, 3.8/6)

NBC: "Crisis" (5 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: "Revenge" (1.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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