NCAA Second-Round Coverage Up 4% on Thursday
Highest overnight rating for first Thursday of tournament in 22 years
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/22/2013 12:12:18 PM
That was the highest rating for the first Thursday of the tournament in 22 years.
Both the second daytime window (2:30-7:15 p.m. ET) and first primetime window (7-10:15 p.m.) garnered the highest ratings ever for those time slots with a 4.1 (+5%) and 5.5 (+6%), respectively. The first daytime window (12-4:15 p.m.) averaged a 4.1 rating, up 5% over last year and the second-highest rating for that time slot since 1991.
The final window, from 9:30 p.m.-12:34 a.m., was down 6% to a 6.4, even though it featured 14-seed Harvard's first ever tournament victory over 3-seed New Mexico (also had a pair of lopsided losses).
To date, the 2013 tournament is trending 2% higher than last year with a 5.2 rating overall. Second-round coverage resumes all-day Friday.
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