Friday TV Ratings 3/18/22: March Madness Slips, Shark Tank and The Blacklist Hit Lows, WWE SmackDown Ticks Up (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: The 'Cal St. Fullerton v. Duke' NCAA Tournament (0.77) made a bit of a soft landing on CBS, but the 'Davidson v. MI St.' match-up (1.38) created far more noise at 9:30PM. Despite the March Madness competition, Fox's 'WWE Smackdown' (0.58, +0.01) picked up an extra hundredth. The same could not be said for the programs on ABC as 'Shark Tank' (0.48, -0.07) dropped to its season low and '20/20' (0.27, -0.22) completely fell off a cliff. NBC's 'The Blacklist' (0.23, -0.08) also slipped to its lowest rating to date, but 'Dateline' (0.35, +0.08) grew by eight-hundredths at 9. After last week's lackluster returns, CW dramas 'Charmed' (0.09, +0.02) and 'Dynasty' (0.06, +0.01) gained two-hundredths and a hundredth respectively. 

Finals Update: 'NCAA Tournament: Cal State Fullerton v. Duke' (+0.1), 'NCAA Tournament: Davidson v. Michigan State' (+0.3), 'WWE SmackDown' (+0.1), 'Shark Tank' (+0.1), and 'Dateline NBC' (+0.1) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNCAA Tournament: Cal St. Fullerton v. Duke0.77/83.48CBS

WWE SmackDown0.58/52.15Fox

Shark Tank0.48/43.43ABC

The Blacklist0.23/22.63NBC

Charmed0.09/10.45The CW
9 PMDateline NBC0.35/32.94NBC


Dynasty0.06/10.28The CW
9:30 PM NCAA Tournament: Davidson v. MI St.1.38/124.96CBS

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