CBS dominated on Monday because of the NCAA Championship but Dancing with the Stars still managed to emerge as the night’s most-watched show, according to early results. More than 21 million people tuned into see poor Maksim Chmerkovskiy take a spill with partner Kirstie Alley (brother, we hurt with you). The show came in second in the adult 18-49 demographic (4.6 rating/12 share) behind CBS’ telecast of college basketball (6.7/16).
As a result, ABC was first for the night in total viewers (18.1 million) followed by CBS (14.3 million). CBS won in the demo (5.0/13).
NBC had a tough night with its freshmen series. The Event (1.2/3, 2.4 million) was flat with last week and tied as its series low, while Harry’s Law (1.3/3, 7.4 million) was down 19% from last week and was at a series low. Fox aired repeats.