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 […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/14 through 03/16/2014

All Times Eastern Men’s Schedule courtesy of Matt’s College Sports on TV Women’s Schedule courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports Friday, March 14 Men’s Studio and Pregame Shows Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week — CBS Sports Network, 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Tip-Off Show 2014 — Big Ten Network, 6 p.m. Inside College Basketball: […]

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 […]

truTV to Air Coaches vs. Cancer Classic

For the second consecutive year, truTV will air the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Classic live. The event will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and this year, the college basketball doubleheader will feature Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Michigan State and Virginia Tech. Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony and Steve Smith will call the games […]

REPORT: Turner Sports To Produce Three Separate Versions of 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four

Reported today by John Ourand in this week’s Sports Business Journal, Turner Sports will produce three separate versions of the NCAA Men’s Final Four™ in 2014 and in 2015. Earlier this year, Turner announced that it would carry the NCAA Division I Men’s National Semifinals with CBS airing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship this and […]

Complete List of Winners for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Let’s go over the entire list of those who won hardware in the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. The awards were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Overall, NBC Sports Group has reason to crow with 23 Emmys, the most of any sports media group. Turner Sports was […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Winners

The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post […]

2013 NCAA Tournament is the Most-Watched Since 1994

CBS/Turner Sports is certainly happy about this year’s NCAA Tournament. The average rating for the 67 games on CBS/TBS/TNT/tru TV was 6.7 with a 14 share. That’s up 10% from 2012’s 6.1/13. It’s the highest average rating for the tournament dating back to 2005 when the entire run was solely on CBS. The average viewership […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 04/06 & 04/07/2013, All Times Eastern

Saturday, April 6 Pregame & Studio Shows The Best of College Basketball 2013 — CBS, 1 p.m. NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m. NCAA March Madness Fandemonium — CBS, 3 p.m. CNN All Access at the Final Four — CNN, 3 p.m. College GameDay live from Atlanta, GA — ESPN, 3 […]

The Fang’s Bites College Basketball TV Awards: NCAA Tournament Edition

Last month, I gave you my College Basketball TV Awards for the 2012-13 regular season. As promised, I’ll provide you with the NCAA Tournament Edition featuring my picks for Final Four, Regional Final and First Week levels. Those not worthy and there will be a couple, will get the infamous Carton of Chinese Cigarettes handed […]

NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals Scores on CBS/TBS on Friday

Another press release from CBS/Turner Sports must mean good news for the NCAA Tournament and it does. Friday’s Sweet 16 action which included an exciting overtime Kansas-Michigan game which ended in a Wolverines win, scored in the ratings and in viewership. CBS and TBS saw a big Fast National household rating of 8.2 and a […]

2013 NCAA Tournament Viewership Highest in 20 Years

Thanks to the fine people at the CBS Sports and Turner Sports PR departments, we learn that viewership for the 2013 NCAA Tournament is up 8% from 2012. Even with the amount of blowouts we’ve seen, interest in the tournament has increased over last year. According to Nielsen, the NCAA Tournament is averaging 9 million […]

2013 NCAA Tournament Grabs Most Viewers Since 1993

The ratings and viewership for the NCAA Tournament continue to set records. CBS/Turner Sports note that the average 8.9 million combined viewers for the first week of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV are the most dating back twenty years. Last year, the first week average was 8.2 million viewers. The […]

CBS/Turner Crows About Sunday Overnights for NCAA Tournament

I’m out and about today. CBS/Turner are happy about Sunday’s overnight numbers. The day averaged a 7.6 rating with a 15 share, up a whopping 19% from last year, the highest for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament since 1993, and the first week is averaging a 6.3/14, the highest average in 23 years. […]

College Basketball Viewing Picks for 03/23 & 03/24/2013, All Times Eastern

Saturday, March 23 Pregame & Studio Shows NCAA March Madness 360 — CBS Sports Network, 2 p.m. NCAA Tip-Off — TNT, 5 p.m. College GameDay Scoreboard — ESPN2, midnight Inside March Madness — TBS, midnight NCAA March Madness Bracket Breakdown — CBS Sports Network, 1 a.m. (Sunday) Men’s NCAA Tournament 3rd Round East Region Lexington, […]

Tip Times for Sunday of 3rd Round of 2013 NCAA Tournament

Ok, the tip times are in for the final day of the opening weekend of the 75th NCAA Tournament. CBS SPORTS AND TURNER SPORTS ANNOUNCE TIP TIMES AND MATCH-UPS FOR THIRD ROUND GAMES ON SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Turner Sports and CBS Sports announce tip times and match-ups for exclusive third round coverage of the 2013 […]

CBS/Turner Deliver Most Viewers to 1st Thursday of NCAA Tournament Since 1991

This from CBS/Turner Sports. The final ratings are in for the first Thursday of the 2013 NCAA Tournament and they are good. This CBS/TBS/TNT/truTV combination combined for an overall 5.5 household rating with a 12 share. That is up 4% from 2012 and it’s the highest rating dating back to 1994 when CBS was in […]