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ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 05:  A detail of giant NCAA logo is seen outside of the stadium on the practice day prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Over 28 Million Watch Duke-Wisconsin on …. CBS

CBS ends 34 years of consecutively airing the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship Game on a high note. After last year’s game between UConn and Kentucky which averaged a 12.5/20 final rating/share, this year’s contest pitting Duke and Wisconsin saw a rise of 28% to 16.0/28. Viewership also saw a big jump as Duke-Wisconsin averaged […]

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2015 NCAA Basketball Championship Game Scores for CBS

The overnight ratings are in and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship between Duke and Wisconsin turned out well for CBS. For those who thought the game would not attract big numbers without Kentucky were wrong. Duke-Wisconsin attracted a big 17.7/27 overnight rating/share which is 33% better than last year’s UConn-Kentucky contest which could […]

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One Shining Moment 2015

Usually I post this within a half-hour of the National Championship game, but because I have a bitter taste over Duke winning, my enthusiasm for posting is a bit subdued. With this ending the 34-year streak for CBS airing the NCAA Championship dating back to 1982 (TBS airs the Final Four and National Championship next […]

2015 NCAA Final Four

2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four Scores for Turner Sports

The Turner triumvirate of TBS, TNT and truTV couldn’t be happier with the numbers from this year’s Final Four. First, the Kentucky-Wisconsin game broke the rating and viewership record of last week’s Kentucky-Notre Dame Midwest Regional Final on TBS becoming the most-watched college basketball game in U.S. cable television history. The game averaged a 12.4 […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/4-5/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 4 Studio and Pregame Shows At the Final Four — TBS, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Indianapolis, IN — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. The Final Four Show — TBS, 4 p.m. BTN Tip-Off Show 2015: Final Four Pregame — Big Ten Network, 5 p.m. Best of College Basketball — CBS […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 30:  A view of basketballs prior to the midwest regional final game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines during the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

CBS/Turner See Record Overnights for 1st Week of 2015 NCAA Men’s Tournament

Observers may have criticized the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee over seedings and various teams getting into the Big Dance, but the games and matchups that resulted from the First Four to the Round of 32 has generated record ratings for the CBS/Turner broadcast consortium. For the first week on CBS, TBS, TNT and the much-maligned […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/21-22/2015

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 21 Men’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship 3rd Round Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 11 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tip Times for Saturday, 03/21/2015, 3rd Round of 2015 NCAA Tournament

The tip times for Saturday, March 21 are in. CBS has a quadrupleheader beginning at 12:10 p.m. ET with UCLA taking on UAB, then Kentucky vs. Cincinnati, Arizona vs. Ohio State and Utah vs. Georgetown. TNT begins the Turner Sports coverage with Xavier vs. Georgia State at 6:10 p.m. and TBS follows an hour later […]

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College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/14-15/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s schedule and announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, March 14 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay — ESPNU, 11 a.m. College GameDay — ESPN, noon BTN […]

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College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/07-08/2015

All Times Eastern Men’s schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Men’s announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Women’s schedule and announcing assignments courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Saturday, March 7 Studio and Pregame Shows College GameDay live from Chapel Hill, NC — ESPNU, 10 a.m./ESPN, 11 […]

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CBS/Turner Sports Unveil 2015 NCAA Tournament Announce Teams

This year brings a lot of upheaval for the CBS/Turner team for this year’s NCAA Tournament. With Greg Anthony suspended, Steve Kerr in the NBA, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill named to the “A” team with Jim Nantz, analysts and reporters have to be shuffled and that’s exactly what CBS/Turner has done. It also means […]

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