Ratings: CBS Dunks on ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’ With More March Madness

Jennifer Maas
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NBC’s “The Voice” and ABC’s “American Idol” had some stiff competition in Monday primetime when the singing competitions went up against not just each other, but also the NCAA Tournament on CBS. CBS crushed “The Voice” and “Idol” — and the rest of primetime — with the LSU Tigers-Michigan Wolverines March Madness game from 8-9:30 p.m., which was immediately followed by a game between the USC Trojans and the Kansas Jayhawks. The 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament began over the weekend, giving CBS an edge in Sunday night ratings as well, thanks to an afternoon block of games that lead right into some very rerun-heavy primetime programming. Also Read: Ratings: March Madness Boosts Rerun-Heavy CBS to Top Sunday Primetime Elsewhere, Fox’s revival of “America’s Most Wanted” rose ever so slightly in ratings from its week-ago premiere. CBS was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers were put up by the LSU-Michigan game and the USC vs. Kansas showdown, which filled primetime. NBC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and in viewers with 4.9 million. From 8-10, “The...

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