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TV ratings: NCAA basketball dominates scripted television for Friday night

Fast National ratings for Friday, March 28, 2014With basketball narrowing down its winners on Friday night, the NCAA tournament handily won in ratings for CBS during all three hours of primetime. The sports coverage ended up with the top spot in both total viewers and in the adults 18-49 demo.Unfortunately for scripted television everywhere, the other winners of the night were news programs "Dateline: NBC" and "20/20," as well as a repeat of "Shark Tank" on ABC. "Last Man Standing" had the highest rating of any scripted programming, bringing in 6.2 million viewers at 8 p.m. on ABC. Only two other scripted programs broke the 2-million-viewer barrier for the night: "The Neighbors" (ABC, 4.0 million) and "Hannibal" (NBC, 3.6 million).Basketball naturally gave CBS the win for the night, with an average of 9.86 million viewers and a 5.7/10 share in households. NBC took second place with 6.6 million and a 4.5/8. ABC (5.7 million,...


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