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 […]

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, […]

WestwoodOne Announcing Teams for the 2014 NCAA Tournament

We can’t forget the radio partner of the NCAA Tournament, WestwoodOne which will broadcast all of the games. Granted, you won’t be able to hear all of them, but at least WW1 is providing listeners access to the games either through the March Madness Live app, Tune In,, SiriusXM and on terrestrial radio. So […]

SiriusXM to Carry Every NCAA Tournament Game

Thanks to its contract with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, SiriusXM will carry all of the NCAA Tournament games on five dedicated channels on both the Sirius and XM platforms. On Selection Sunday, Mad Dog Radio’s Chris Russo and Steve Torre co-host a four-hour program beginning at 5 p.m. ET going over all of the […]

WestwoodOne to Carry All 67 Games of the NCAA Tournament

WestwoodOne Sports continues as the exclusive radio home of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The radio network will provide audio coverage of all of the games. WestwoodOne’s coverage can be heard in a myriad of ways either through SiriusXM, the March Madness Live mobile and tablet apps, and on In addition to the […]

ESPN is All Over NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday

ESPN will carry the ACC and SEC Championship Games as well as provide the selections for the 68-team field NCAA Tournament. While ESPN is not the official network to provide the brackets for the tournament, it can do them once the announcements are made on CBS. So once the games are over, ESPN will have […]

CBS Airs the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show

When all of the conference championship basketball games are done, CBS Sports takes over to inform American where the Field of the 68 will go and play. Greg Gumbel will host as he has annually since 1998 and he’ll be joined by analysts Clark Kellogg, Seth Davis and for some insane reason, Doug Gottlieb. The […]

CBS/Turner Announce 2014 NCAA Tournament Schedule

As we get ready for another year of fantastic college basketball during the NCAA Tournament, the CBS/Turner consortium of CBS/TBS/TNT/truTV will once again combine to show every game from the “First Four™” all the way to the Final Four®. There are a couple of changes in this year’s tournament as compared to the last three […]

CBS/Turner Unveil Their NCAA Tournament Announcing Teams

I’m late on this. I’m doing my best to catch up over the next couple of days. Earlier this week, CBS Sports and Turner Sports made public their announcing teams for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. There are some changes from last year. As previously announced, Greg Anthony joins the “A” team with Jim Nantz and […]