Friday TV Ratings 3/25/22: March Madness Hits Another New 2022 High, WWE SmackDown and Dateline Dip (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: The March Madness ratings continued to improve on CBS as the 'St. Peter's v. Purdue' NCAA Tournament' (2.26) and the 'NC v. UCLA' telecast (2.37) both comfortably outrated the games from Thursday night (1.86/2.17). Despite the new highs on CBS, ABC staples 'Shark Tank' (0.49, +0.01) and '20/20' (0.35, +0.08) posted stronger ratings than they did the week prior. NBC drama 'The Blacklist' (0.24, +0.01) gained a single hundredth, but 'Dateline' (0.27, -0.08) crumbled in the 9PM hour. On Fox, wrestling program 'WWE Smackdown' (0.49, -0.09) was nearly a tenth shy of its previous episode. Over on the CW, drama offering 'Charmed' (0.04, -0.05) crashed to a new low as 'Dynasty' (0.03, -0.03) tied its prior low-point. 

Finals Update: 'NCAA Tournament: NC v. UCLA' (+0.7), 'Shark Tank' (+0.1), and 'WWE Smackdown' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'NCAA Tournament: St. Peter's v. Purdue' (-0.1) adjusted down. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PM2022 NCAA Tournament: St. Peter's v. Purdue2.26/2210.18CBS

Shark Tank0.49/43.43ABC

WWE Smackdown0.49/42.18Fox

The Blacklist0.24/22.71NBC

Charmed0.04/00.30The CW
9 PM20/200.35/32.94ABC

Dateline NBC0.27/22.65NBC

Dynasty0.03/00.20The CW
9:30 PM2022 NCAA Tournament: NC v. UCLA2.37/218.82CBS

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