NCAA Championship Drives The Voice and DWTS Ratings Down

THE VOICE -- "Knockout Rounds" -- Pictured: (l-r) Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Monday night’s NCAA basketball final dominated the ratings, giving CBS the win. Dancing with the Stars and The Voice both fell 2/10ths of a point vs last week’s preliminary ratings. There probably will be adjustments made in this afternoon’s final update.

CBS’ broadcast of the NCAA Championship game dominated Monday’s ratings: North Carolina’s 71-65 win over Gonzaga averaged a preliminary 5.6 rating among adults 18-49 and just under 18 million viewers.

Opposite the game, “The Voice” (2.1) and “Dancing With the Stars” (1.5) were both down week to week. Both were down 0.2 vs. last week’s early ratings (“The Voice” adjusted up in the finals while “DWTS” held).

Via TVByTheNumbers

8 p.m.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 2.6/11 11.41
The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.1/7 9.81
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.5/5 10.31
24: Legacy (FOX) 0.8/3 3.10
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.08

8:30 p.m.

Championship Central (CBS) 2.6/10 9.25

9 p.m.

NCAA Tournament Championship (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) 5.6/20 17.94
APB (FOX) 0.6/2 2.65
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.97

10 p.m.

Taken (NBC) 0.9/3 4.88
Quantico (ABC) 0.6/2 3.22

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