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Primetime Ratings Monday: CBS Wins With Hoops

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CBS won the Monday ratings battle easily thanks to March Madness basketball. CBS rated a 1.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 10 share. In second were ABC and NBC at 0.6/4. 

CBS had Houston versus Oregon State and Baylor against Arkansas. 

ABC had two hours of American Idol at 0.7 and The Good Doctor at 0.5, both flat. 

On NBC it was two hours of The Voice at a flat 0.7, then Debris down 25% to 0.3. 

Univision tallied a 0.4/3. Vencer El Desamor got a 0.5. Te Acuerdas De Mi scored a 0.4 and La Hija Del Embajador a 0.3. All three were level with last week. 

Fox posted a 0.4/2. A 9-1-1 rerun led into America’s Most Wanted off 25% to 0.3.

Telemundo was next at 0.3/2. Exatlon Estados Unidos and La Suerte De Loli both rated a 0.3 and Buscando A Frida scored a 0.2. Exatlon gained a tenth, La Suerte stayed level and Buscando lost a tenth. 

The CW was at 0.1/0. The Bulletproof finale got a flat 0.1 and All American Stories a 0.0. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.