Saturday TV Ratings 3/19/22: March Madness Hits 2022 High, NHL Modest on ABC (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: The 'St. Peter's v. Murray St.' NCAA broadcast (1.86) proved to be the strongest one yet, placing CBS at the top of the pack for the third night in a row. ABC's 'Rangers v. Lightning' NHL game (0.24) secured second place but had an audience that was over seven times smaller than the March Madness game. NBC had little luck with a rerun of 'Law & Order' (0.11), but the 9PM encore of 'Dateline' (0.22) and 'SNL Vintage' (0.23) picked up the slack from there. Fox went with puny repeats of '9-1-1' (0.13) and 'The Cleaning Lady' (0.09). The CW's 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.06) was flat for its season finale as 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.05, +0.03) climbed higher for a 'National Puppy Day' edition. 

Finals Update: 'NCAA Tournament: Saint Peter's v. Murray State' (+0.5) adjusted up.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNCAA Tournament: St. Peter's v. Murray St.1.86/176.69CBS

NHL: Rangers v. Lightning0.24/20.88ABC

9-1-1 (R)0.13/10.96Fox 

Law & Order (R)0.11/11.31NBC

Great Chocolate Showdown (F)0.06/10.47The CW
9 PMDateline NBC (R)0.22/22.08NBC

The Cleaning Lady (R)0.09/10.73Fox

World's Funniest Animals: National Puppy Day0.05/00.49The CW
10 PMSNL Vintage0.23/21.80NBC
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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