Thursday TV Ratings 3/17/22: Welcome To Flatch Starts Low, MasterChef Junior Returns Heavily Down, March Madness Above 2021 Broadcast Start, Big Sky and Station 19 Hit New Lows (UPDATED)


Ratings Analysis: March Madness catapulted CBS to the top of the pack as the 'St. Peter's v. KY' game (1.35) and 'San Fran. v. Murray St.' match-up (0.83) were the two highest-rated telecasts on primetime. 'Law & Order' (0.56, +0.02) and 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' (0.54, +0.02) gained two-hundredths apiece on NBC, but 'Law & Order: SVU' (0.65) posted the same rating for the third week in a row. On Fox, 'MasterChef Junior' (0.39) proved to be a slight improvement over 'Joe Millionaire' but returned well below its 2019 levels. 'Call Me Kat' (0.36, +0.11) surged to its highest rating in over two months at 9 but that did nothing to help the series premiere of new sitcom 'Welcome To Flatch' (0.20). 'Flatch' was the lowest-rated original of the night and was only two-hundredths higher than the finale of 'Pivoting'. ABC dramas 'Station 19' (0.54, -0.07), 'Grey's Anatomy' (0.51, -0.10), and 'Big Sky' (0.25, -0.02) all dropped to new series lows. The CW aired reruns of 'Walker' (0.08) and 'Legacies' (0.03).

Finals Update: 'NCAA Tournament: Saint Peter's v. Kentucky' (+0.1), 'Law & Order' (+0.1), 'Law & Order: SVU' (+0.1), 'MasterChef Junior' (+0.1), 'Call Me Kat' (+0.1), and 'Big Sky' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'NCAA Tournament: San Francisco v. Murray State' (-0.3) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNCAA Tournament: St. Peter's v. KY1.35/125.56CBS

Law & Order0.56/54.62NBC

Station 190.54/44.24ABC

MasterChef Junior (P)0.39/32.07Fox

Walker (R)0.08/10.48The CW
9 PMLaw & Order: SVU0.65/54.72NBC

Grey's Anatomy0.51/43.60ABC

Call Me Kat0.36/31.95Fox

Legacies (R)0.03/00.24The CW
9:30 PMNCAA Tournament: San Fran v. Murray St.0.83/8


Welcome To Flatch (Series Premiere)0.20/21.04Fox
10 PMLaw & Order: Organized Crime0.54/53.44NBC

Big Sky0.25/22.42ABC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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