Saturday night's Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four game was one of the best college basketball games we've seen in a long time. The television ratings back this up.
According to a press release from CBS, the national semifinal game between the Wildcats and the Badgers - a 71-64 Wisconsin victory - was the most-watched college basketball game in the history of cable TV.
It's also the most-watched Final Four game since 1993.
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From the press release:
Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ exclusive coverage of last night’s NCAA Tournament National Semifinal between Kentucky and Wisconsin across TBS, TNT and truTV averaged a 13.3/24 overnight rating/share to deliver the highest rating for a college basketball game in the history of cable television and the highest rating for a Final Four game in 22 years (13.8/24 in 1993). The networks’ collective coverage of Kentucky/Wisconsin peaked with a 16.4/30 overnight rating/share from 11-11:15 p.m. ET. The game telecast is up 48% over last year, based on Nielsen metered market ratings.
What type of ratings will Monday night's national championship game bring?