Notre Dame-Kentucky, Arizona-Wisconsin lead cable sports nets for Saturday March 28, 2015

March 31, 2015

Kentucky’s close call with Notre Dame on TBS easily led the cable sports landscape on Saturday with 14.747 million viewers and a 4.9 adults 18-49 rating. Wisconsin’s win over Arizona in the early TBS game averaged 8.801 million viewers and a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. NCWTS Racing on Fox Sports 1 averaged 1.1 million viewers and a 0.2 adults 18-49 rating. In women’s NCAA tournament action on ESPN Texas vs…

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About those comparisons of last night’s Notre Dame-Kentucky to last year’s Final Four ratings

@SportsTVRatings higher than last year’s Final 4? — Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) March 29, 2015 On the heels of Turner touting the 9.0 overnight household rating for last night’s Notre Dame-Kentucky matchup, Jason McIntyre asked the question above. It seemed like a really good question since those Final Four games were also on TBS.  In looking it up, it did indeed appear to be the case that not only was last night’s number…

March 29, 2015
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(Updated) Notre Dame-Kentucky draws highest-ever cable overnight rating for college basketball

March 29, 2015

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. More via NCAA.com NCAA Tournament Elite Eight…

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