(Updated) Notre Dame-Kentucky draws highest-ever cable overnight rating for college basketball


Update: Notre Dame-Kentucky averaged an 8.4 household rating and 14.7 million viewers according to Nielsen fast national data. The game peaked with 19.7 million viewers between 10:45-11p. The  NCAA Tournament is averaging 9.9 million total viewers on CBS and Turner networks up 2% through the same period last year, based on Nielsen Fast National audience data and the highest average viewership since 1993.

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NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game between Kentucky and Notre Dame on TBS generated a 9.0/16 overnight rating/share – peaking with an 11.9/21 from 10:45-11:00 PM, ET – to deliver the highest overnight rating for a college basketball game in cable television history.

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The household rating is the percentage of the all households that were tuned-in. The share is just the percentage of the households that were watching TV at the time.

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