UConn’s win lowest-viewed NCAA final on record
NEW YORK CITY– Connecticut’s triumph over San Diego State in the men’s national championship game ended up being the lowest-viewed last on record.The Huskies
‘ 76-59 win balanced 14.69 million viewers on CBS. The previous low was 15.99 in 2018, when Villanova beat Michigan on TBS.UConn’s 2004 success over Georgia Tech, which balanced 17.09 million, was the most affordable on CBS until Monday night. CBS and TBS started alternating Last Fours in 2016. Editor’s Picks
1 Related Still, Monday’s game was the most-watched program on television that night and the most-watched basketball game– college or pro– because Kansas’ triumph over North Carolina in last year’s national championship game.The females
‘s NCAA national championship set a record Sunday when LSU beat Iowa 102-85, with 9.9 million viewers on ABC and ESPN2.This year’s
men’s tournament balanced 9.55 million, down 7% from in 2015 however up 4% from 2021. The first round on March 16-17 balanced 9.2 million, a record for the most-watched round of 64.
The lack of national name-brand groups after upsets the very first weekend and in the regional semifinals took a toll on viewing numbers.