March 25, 2013 |
March Madness indeed! Live coverage of the opening week of the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament has scored the event's highest ratings in 23 years, according to Nielsen metered market reports. CBS Sports and Turner Sports teamed up for the coverage, which has aired on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV. Sunday's third-round coverage averaged a overnight rating share of 7.6/15, the highest rating for the first Sunday of the NCAA tournament in 20 years. ALSO: Big changes in 'The Game's' playbook 'The Walking Dead' recap: Merle goes for a ride Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez win Kids' Choice Awards PHOTOS, VIDEOS & MORE: PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'Downton Abbey' VIDEO: Winter TV preview PHOTOS: Violence in TV shows
March 23, 1996 |
ABC's telecast of the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday night drew a bigger audience than CBS' coverage of the tournament. ABC said the figure skating earned a 10.1 rating and 16 share. The basketball tournament drew an 8.8 rating and 14 share during the same time period, according to ABC.
March 21, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY -- Was this the day a No. 16-seeded team finally defeated a No. 1 in the NCAA tournament? No, but the final word on it was "whew. " Top-ranked Gonzaga had to dig deep and hold on tight until the end to defeat Southern University, 64-58, at EnergySolutions Arena. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament Gonzaga, the No. 1 team in the nation and the top-seeded team in the West Regional, earned a Saturday match against Wichita State. The winner of that game advances to next week's regional finals at Staples Center.
March 16, 2014 |
UCLA will open the NCAA tournament Friday against Tulsa in a South Regional game at Viejas Arena in San Diego. The fourth-seeded Bruins would play either fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth and 12th-seeded Stephen F. Austin on Sunday. UCLA would play in Memphis in the regional semifinals, where it could face top-seeded Florida, the tournament's No. 1 overall seed. Tulsa, seeded 13th, won the Conference USA tournament. The Golden Hurricane (21-12) is led by 6-foot-3 guard James Woodward, who averages 15.7 points, and 6-7 forward Rashad Smith, who averages 12.1.
March 20, 2014 |
Busting most of the nation's NCAA tournament brackets took all of one game. When 11th-seed Dayton beat sixth-seed Ohio State on Thursday with a basket in the final seconds, the upset upended the elusive hope millions had to complete a perfect bracket. Of the 11.01 million brackets submitted in ESPN's contest, 80.3% picked Ohio State to beat Dayton. The number of entries, incidentally, zoomed up from last year's 8.15 million. 2014 NCAA tournament bracket The numbers weren't any better in Yahoo's Tourney Pick'em, where 83.7% of entries went with Ohio State.
March 17, 2013 |
UCLA will play Minnesota on Friday in Austin, Texas, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Bruins (25-9), who finished second in the Pac-12 Conference tournament, are the sixth-seeded team in the South Regional. If UCLA beats the Gophers (20-12), it would play the winner of third-seeded Florida and No. 14 Northwestern State in the third round. The Sweet 16 in the South Regional will be held in Arlington, Texas. The Bruins have a 5-1 record against Minnesota. The Gophers have four players averaging double figures, led by guard Andre Hill at 13.9 points.