Archive for Monday, March 26, 2001

NCAA ratings for Saturday up

March 26, 2001


— Saturday's NCAA Tournament regional finals drew TV ratings 6 percent higher than in 2000.

CBS Sports' telecasts averaged a 6.8 preliminary national rating for the first two round of eight games, compared to 6.4 last year. Each rating point represents about 1 million TV homes.

The tourney as a whole was averaging a 5.7, down 3 percent from 2000, when the event finished with its lowest overall rating since the network started airing it in 1982.

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