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04.02.2012

RATINGS FOR FINAL FOUR ON CBS BEST SINCE 2005

            CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2012 Final Four® 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). 

 

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CONTACTS:

Dan Sabreen                           CBS Sports                212-975-5936              dsabreen@cbs.com

Nate Smeltz                            Turner Sports              404-827-4786              nate.smeltz@turner.com

Press:

Dan Sabreen
212-975-5936
dsabreen@cbs.com