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HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04:  Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats and Ryan Arcidiacono #15 hoist the trophy after the Villanova Wildcats defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

One Shining Moment 2016

TBS’ first NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game could not gone any better after a Final Four that could not have gone worse. A barnburner between North Carolina and Villanova with dueling three pointers at the end with Marcus Paige hitting a game-tying three pointer with 4.7 seconds left, then Kris Jenkins hitting the buzzer […]

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 01:  The Villanova Wildcats huddle during a practice session for the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/02-03/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, April 2 Men’s College All-Star Game, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX East vs. West — CBS, 1 p.m. (delayed from 4/1) NCAA Tournament Division I Men’s Championship National Semifinals, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX Studio and Pregame Shows With a Kiss — CBS, noon NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 […]

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 27:  The Syracuse Orange celebrate their 68 to 62 win over the Virginia Cavaliers with teammates during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional Final at United Center on March 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2016 NCAA Final Four Tip Times on TBS/TNT/truTV Announced

With Turner Sports airing the Final Four® for the third straight year, we get the “Team Stream” concept a.k.a. the “Homer calls.” It means that TBS will have the main call with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson while TNT and truTV will have the homer calls for the four teams in […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 24:  Elgin Cook #23 of the Oregon Ducks reacts in the second half while taking on the Duke Blue Devils in the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at the Honda Center on March 24, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/26-27/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 25 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows Best of College Basketball 2016 — CBS, 2 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. Road to the Final Four — CBS, 5 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 18: Isaiah Taylor #1 of the Texas Longhorns reacts after Paul Jesperson #4 of the Northern Iowa Panthers hit a half court three pointer to win the game with a score of 75 to 72 during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 18, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/19-20/2016

All Times Eastern Saturday, March 19 Men’s National Invitation Tournament 2nd Round (Home Sites) Wagner at Creighton — ESPN, noon (Doug Sherman/Daymeon Fishback) NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Pregame and Studio Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5:30 p.m.NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 8 […]

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 17:  The dancers of the USC Trojans in action during the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 17, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2016 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Tip Times and Announcing Assignments for 03/19/2016

After an exciting day of NCAA Tournament action which saw Yale get past Baylor, Arkansas-Little Rock parlay a miracle 30 foot tying shot in regulation into a two-overtime win over Purdue and Providence somehow advancing in a last-second win against USC. With that in mind, let’s provide the tip times, networks and announcing assignments for […]

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 […]

2015 NCAA Final Four

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 […]

2015 NCAA Final Four

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, […]

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