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Thursday Ratings: 9-1-1 Audience Grows Even as March Madness Dominates on CBS

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ March Madness coverage dominated this Thursday both in total viewers (averaging about 6 million during primetime) and in the demo (with a virile and rrrrrobust 1.5 rating).

Opposite CBS’ coverage of the sadly Syracuse Orange-less men’s college hoops tourney….

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ABC | 9-1-1 (5.4 mil/0.5, read recap) built on its premiere audience by 10% yet dipped in the demo. Grey’s Anatomy (3.5 mil/0.5, read recap) and Station 19 (2.6 mil/0.3) ticked down in both measures.

NBC | The newly renewed Law & Order (4 mil/0.3) and Law & Order: SVU (4.1 mil/0.4) both dipped, while on-the-bubble Law & Order: Organized Crime (3.2 mil/0.3) held relatively steady.

FOX | Next Level Chef (1.8 mil/0.3) was steady, while TMZ Investigates‘ oof-just-a-bit-premature special on Kate Middleton (1.3 mil/0.2) drew a markedly smaller audience than Farmer Wants a Wife.

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