Saturday TV Ratings 3/13/21: College Basketball Low, Dateline NBC and SNL Vintage Lead NBC to a Win (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: NBC took the reigns with strong showings of 'Dateline' (0.4) and 'SNL Vintage' (0.3). Those repeats crushed Fox's college basketball game (0.2) and 'Masked Singer' encore' (0.2). CBS had a rerun of 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.2), a dreadfully low 'Unicorn' (0.1), and a pair of '48 Hours' (0.2/0.3). ABC fit right into the mix of low ratings with repeats of 'Shark Tank' (0.3) and 'American Idol' (0.2).

Finals Update: The repeat of American Idol (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMDateline NBC (R)0.35/33.02NBC

Shark Tank (R)0.27/22.01ABC

Big East Tournament Final0.20/20.90Fox

Bob Hearts Abishola (R)0.17/11.07CBS
8:30 PMBig East Tournament Post-Game0.15/20.76Fox

The Unicorn (R)0.15/11.01CBS
9 PMThe Masked Singer (R)0.19/10.86Fox

American Idol (R)0.26/21.83ABC

48 Hours (R)0.23/21.59CBS
10 PMSNL Vintage0.34/32.11NBC

48 Hours0.34/22.95CBS
(R) = repeat

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