Ratings for Week Ending March 8: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Still on Top in Total Viewers, But a Freshman Drama Wins the Demo — by a Lot!

Mar 10, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The prime-time broadcast ratings for the week ending March 8 have a freshman show trouncing the competition in the key demo of viewers 18-49.

Citing Nielsen live-plus-same-day figures, TVbytheNumbers.com reports that Fox’s freshman drama series “Empire” was an easy winner in 18-49, chalking up a 5.8 average rating with 7.3 million demo viewers. CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” was well behind in second place with a 4.8 rating and 6.1 million, followed by two editions of NBC’s “The Voice”: the Tuesday installment with a 4.1 average (5.2 million demo viewers) and the Monday “Voice” with a 3.9 (5.0 million).

ABC cracked the top 5 in the demo with “Modern Family,” which delivered a 3.4 and 4.3 million.

The rankings in total viewers were a little more familiar-looking, with “Big Bang Theory” on top (18.1 million viewers), followed by the Tuesday “Voice” (15.5 million) and the Monday “Voice” (14.7 million). “Empire” came in at No. 4 with 14.3 million, ahead of CBS’s “The Odd Couple” with 12.4 million.

Along with “Big Bang Theory” at No. 1, positions 5 through 15 in total viewers were all held by CBS shows.


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