or


[03/19/11 - 08:43 AM]
The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV Scores Highest Overnight Ratings in 20 Years for First Friday
Turner Sports and CBS sports spin the numbers for Friday, March 18.

[via press release from Turner]

THE 2011 NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ON CBS, TBS, TNT AND truTV SCORES HIGHEST OVERNIGHT RATINGS IN 20 YEARS FOR FIRST FRIDAY

OVERALL TOURNAMENT AVERAGE UP 22% OVER 2010

CBS Sports' and Turner Sports' exclusive second-round coverage of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV on Friday, March 18 combined to deliver an overnight household rating/share of 5.9/14 up 31% from a 4.5/11 for CBS Sports' 2010 coverage, according to Nielsen.

The 5.9/14 was the highest rating for the first Friday of the NCAA Tournament in the metered markets since 1991, when the tournament expanded to four telecast windows for the entire day.

The overall tournament average-to-date, including the FIRST FOUR, in the metered market is a 5.6/13, up +22% from a 4.6/11 over CBS Sports' 2010 coverage. The 5.6/13 is the highest tournament-to-date rating at this point since 1991 when the Tournament expanded to four telecast windows on Thursday and Friday.

The first telecast window of the day (12:00 NOON-4:45 PM, ET) combined to earn a 4.7/15, up +62% from a 2.9/10 last year.

The second window of the day (3:00-7:00 PM, ET) delivered a 5.7/15, up +54% from a 3.7/11 last year.

The third telecast window of the day (7:00-9:30 PM, ET) delivered a 6.8/14, up +24% from a 5.5/11 in 2010.

Each of the first three windows delivered the highest rating in its window in the metered markets since the Tournament expanded to the four telecast window in 1991.

The final window of the day (9:15 PM-12:45 AM, ET) earned a 6.5/12, up +12% from a 5.8/11 last year.





  [march 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[12/07/16 - 09:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Race with "This Is Us"
The Peacock's new drama paves the way for an adults 18-49 victory.

[12/07/16 - 08:04 AM]
"VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night" Scores Nearly Two Million Total Viewers
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, December 5.

[12/06/16 - 03:13 PM]
#DCWeek Gives The CW Its Most Watched Week in Six Years
The CW spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 01:04 PM]
FOX Sports Scores with College Football Conference Championship Weekend
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 10:55 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Leads Cable Ratings for Sixth Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 28-December 4.

[12/06/16 - 09:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Voice"
CBS takes a close second among adults 18-49, powered by "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show."

[12/06/16 - 08:42 AM]
Investigation Discovery Earns Strong Double Digit Growth in November
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/05/16 - 05:29 PM]
For the First Time, "This Is Us" Beats "Empire" in L+3 18-49 Ratings for the Primetime Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30.

[12/05/16 - 03:28 PM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Season Finale Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women Wednesday Night Delivering 2.76 Million Total Viewers
OWN further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/05/16 - 12:22 PM]
Season Finale of Freeform's "Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?" Soars to 5-Week Highs Across Key Target Demographics
Freeform further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[12/05/16 - 09:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Posts Another NBC Win
The Peacock easily tops the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[12/04/16 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Off ABC in College Football Showdown
The network wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/04/16 - 08:55 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Grows Versus the Year-Ago Night
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 3.

[12/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Sparks Demo Victory for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/03/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Earns Its Most Watched Friday This Season with "20/20" Spiking Over 50% to Season Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 2.