Final Four Posts Best TV Ratings in Six Years

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People said this tournament final would put up bad television numbers because it was the first to feature two mid-major programs. Media experts said those small schools, and the fact that no true big markets are prominently featured among the final four universities would be ratings death.

They were wrong.

CBS coverage of this Final Four on Saturday, April 2 earned an average national household rating/share of 8.9/17, which ties with 2010 as the highest rated Final Four since 2005.

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