or


[03/21/14 - 08:08 AM]
2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Scores Highest Overnight Rating for First Thursday of Tournament in 23 Years
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 20.

[via press release from CBS]

2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Scores Highest Overnight Rating for First Thursday of Tournament in 23 Years

Thursday's NCAA Tournament Coverage Earns 6.0 Overnight Rating, Up 3% vs. 2013

NCAA Tournament Ratings Up 8% Through First Three Days

CBS Sports and Turner Sports' exclusive second-round coverage of the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV on Thursday, March 20 delivered the highest rating for the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament in 23 years (since the tournament expanded to four telecast windows for the entire day in 1991). Thursday's games averaged a 6.0/14 overnight ratings/share, up 3% compared with a 5.8/14 in 2013, according to Nielsen metered market ratings.

The overall tournament average rating, including the NCAA First Four, is a 5.6/12, up 8% from a 5.2/12 last year, and is also the highest rating for the tournament at this point in the event since 1991.

Thursday's coverage, which made NCAA Tournament history with four overtime games in one day, showed ratings growth among the telecast windows.

· The first daytime telecast window (12:00-4:45 PM, ET) averaged a 4.6/15 to deliver the highest rating for the time slot in 23 years. The telecast window is up 12% compared with a 4.1/14 last year.

· The second daytime telecast window (2:45-7:15 PM, ET) averaged a 5.4/14 to garner the second highest rating for the time slot since 1991.

· The first primetime telecast window (6:45-10:30 PM, ET) averaged a 7.7/15 to register the highest rating for the time slot in 23 years. The window is up 4% over a 7.4/14 in 2013.

· The second primetime window (9:30 PM-1:45 AM, ET) averaged a 6.2/12.





  [march 2014]  
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
[07/30/15 - 02:10 PM]
WNBA All-Star Game Delivers Strong Viewership over 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/30/15 - 12:37 PM]
TV One Posts Strongest July in Network History Reporting 10th Consecutive Month of Year-Over-Year Gains in Primetime
TV One spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/30/15 - 11:58 AM]
July 2015 Is GSN's Most Watched Month Ever in Primetime; Original Programming Reaches Viewership Milestone
GSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/30/15 - 10:41 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Dominates ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of July 20-24
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 20-24.

[07/30/15 - 08:48 AM]
NBC Wins Wednesday Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 29.

[07/30/15 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos
"America's Got Talent" and "Last Comic Standing" pave the way for another Peacock victory.

[07/29/15 - 12:57 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" Earns Season High and Ranks #1 on All of Television on Friday Night in Persons and Men
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, July 24.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: "Zoo" on CBS rises to match its series high among adults 18-49.

[07/29/15 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Builds 17% in Adults 18-49 and Spikes to Equal Season Highs in Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 07:43 AM]
HGTV Delivers Its Highest-Rated July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 12:36 PM]
Debut of NASCAR Drives NBCSN to Most-Watched July in the Network's History
NBCSN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/28/15 - 09:57 AM]
"48 Hours: Paradise Lost" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast at 10:00 PM with Adults 25-54 and Viewers and Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Both Categories
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, July 25.

[07/28/15 - 08:46 AM]
"Running Wild" Grows 18% Week to Week to a Season High
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, July 27.

[07/28/15 - 08:42 AM]
ABC Dominates Monday, Winning All 6 Half-Hours in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49 and Posts Strongest Summer Performance on the Night in 2 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, July 27.