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College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/29 & 03/30/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 29 Men’s Studio & Pregame Shows Best of College Basketball 2014 — CBS, 2 p.m. NCAA March Madness 260 — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TBS, 5 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, 11 p.m.NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown — CBS Sports Network, midnight College GameDay — […]

CBS/Turner Ends First Week of 2014 NCAA Tournament on a High Note

Catching up on a couple of things on this Monday night. The first week of the NCAA Tournament went swimmingly well for the CBS/Turner consortium. Record ratings and record viewership has steered the first six days of games for the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combo. For the first six days, CBS/Turner averaged a 5.9/13 […]

2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sweet 16

CBS/Turner Sports has released the tip times and announcers for the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. With TBS airing two regional finals on Saturday and CBS the other two on Sunday, the announcers are split along network lines. Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager have been assigned […]

NCAA Tournament Viewership Continues to Soar into New Heights

The NCAA Tournament appears to have caught on with fans. When viewership goes up three straight days, you have a trend. For Saturday’s 3rd round action which had an afternoon of three bad games, but then an evening of barnburners, CBS/Turner averaged 10 million total viewers for the eight games which was the best in […]

CBS/Turner Off to a Flying Start for the NCAA Tournament

Once again, CBS/Turner saw some record numbers for the NCAA Tournament. yesterday’s numbers were the best for the opening Friday of the tournament dating back to 1991 when CBS took over the full rights for March Madness. The four telecast windows averaged 8.4 million viewers which is the highest since 1991. CBS/Turner saw a combined […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/22 & 03/23/2014

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 22 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 5 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m. Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight College GameDay — ESPN2, 12:30 a.m. (Sunday) NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown […]

2014 NCAA Tournament Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for Sunday, March 23

CBS/Turner has released the tip times and the annoncing assignments for Sunday’s 3rd round action. Unlike Saturday, CBS will carry a tripleheader beginning at 12:15 p.m. ET with the St. Louis pod. Jim Nantz, Greg Anthony and Tracy Wolfson will be on the call for Kansas vs. Stanford and Wichita State vs. Kentucky. CBS then […]

WestwoodOne’s Call of the Final Seconds of Mercer-Duke

Mercer pulled off the upset of the NCAA Tournament thus far as the #14 seed in the South Region defeated the #3 seed Duke 78-71. While CBS aired the game and probably got some decent ratings in the midday window, WestwoodOne Sports also broadcast the game on radio and through the Tune In app and […]

NCAA Tournament Sees Best Opening Thursday Viewership Since 1991

With some exciting games and big upsets, CBS/Turner garnered the best viewership in 23 years for the opening Thursday of the NCAA Tournament. An average of 8.6 million people watched the action on the CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV consortium. That’s a 6% increase from last year. And the total rating for all four networks […]

ESPN Networks Present All Games of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Tournament

The networks of ESPN will air all 63 games of the NCAA Women’s Tournament starting this Saturday. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN Full Court will all be utilized during the three week tourney that culminates with the Women’s Final Four in Nashville, TN on Sunday, April 6 and the National Championship Game on Tuesday, […]

ESPNU to Air President Obama Filling Out His NCAA Tournament Bracket Again

For the sixth straight year, ESPN will air President Barack Obama filling out his NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournament bracket. Andy Katz was at the White House watching the President do the men’s bracket while Rebecca Lowe witnessed him unveiling his women’s bracket. The unveiling will be part of a half-hour program which airs Wednesday, […]

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