Saturday TV Show Ratings: Cops, American Ninja Warrior, NCAA Basketball

NCAA BasketballSaturday, March 23, 2013 ratingsNew episodes: Cops, American Ninja Warrior, and 48 Hours. Sports: NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Butler vs. Marquette. Episode reruns: Splash, Cops, The Following,48 Hours, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Saturday Night Live.

8pmSplash: (rerun) 0.8 in the demo with 3.09 million.
9pm20/20: (rerun) 0.9 in the demo with 4.47 million.

8pmNCAA Basketball Tournament: (sports) 1.8 in the demo with 5.71 million.
10pmNCAA Basketball Tournament: (sports) 2.8 in the demo with 8.48 million.
10:30pm48 Hours: (rerun) 1.2 in the demo with 3.93 million.

8pmCops: 1.0 in the demo (+11% change) with 3.36 million.
8:30pmCops: (rerun) 1.0 in the demo with 3.38 million.
9pmThe Following: (rerun) 0.6 in the demo with 1.79 million.

8pmAmerican Ninja Warrior: (compilation) 0.3 in the demo with 1.35 million.
9pmLaw & Order: SVU: (rerun) 0.6 in the demo with 2.68 million.
10pmSaturday Night Live: (rerun) 0.8 in the demo with 2.27 million.

These are the fast affiliate ratings. The “demo” refers to the viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The percentages represent the change since the previous original episode. (Percentages aren’t given for reruns or specials.) “Million” refers to the total number of viewers.

To see past ratings for a particular show, click the show’s link. The show pages are updated with the daily final ratings when they become available. Those pages include percentage changes in both the demo and total viewership, in addition to season averages to date.

Here are the show season averages, grouped by network: ABC | CBS | CW | FOX | NBC

What were you watching Saturday night? Cops, 48 Hours, American Ninja Warrior, reruns, or something better?

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