RATINGS FOR FINAL FOUR ON CBS BEST SINCE 2005
CBS Sports and Turner Sports' exclusive coverage of the 2012 Final Four(R) on Saturday, March 31 earned an average fast national household rating/share of 9.0/17, which is the highest-rated Final Four since 2005 (10.5/19; Illinois-Louisville and North Carolina-Michigan State). The 9.0/17 is up 1% from last year's 8.9/17 (Butler-VCU and Connecticut-Kentucky).
The first game, Kentucky beating Louisville, earned an average household rating/share of 8.4/17. The 8.4/17 rating is up 1% from last year's 8.3/17 (Butler-VCU).
The second game featuring Kansas' victory over Ohio State delivered a 9.6/17, up 1% from last year's 9.5/17 (Connecticut-Kentucky). The 9.6/17 is the best rating in the window since a 10.9/19 in 2005 (North Carolina-Michigan State).