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Ratings watch: NCAA basketball final gets 17.0 on KWTV-9.

Thunder-Spurs game earns TNT-high 16.1
by Mel Bracht Published: April 9, 2013

CBS' coverage of the NCAA men's basketball championship Monday earned a 17.0 on KWTV-9, a 9 percent increase over last year's game between Kentucky and Kansas. Nationally, the final had a fast-national rating of 14.0, up 14 percent from last year. Overall, the tournament averaged 10.7 million total viewers, up 11 percent from last year's 9.6 million viewers. The Thunder also had a good week with a 16.1 against San Antonio on Thursday — the team's best TNT rating this season — and a 14.6 against New York on Sunday on KOCO-5.

Sports events April 2-8

1. Louisville vs. Michigan, NCAA men's basketball final, Monday, KWTV-9, 17.0.

2. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, NBA, Thursday, TNT, 16.1.

3. New York at Oklahoma City, NBA, Sunday, KOCO-5, 14.6.

4. Michigan vs. Syracuse, NCAA men's basketball semifinal, Saturday, KWTV-9, 12.5.

5. Louisville vs. Wichita State, NCAA men's basketball semifinal, Saturday, KWTV-9, 11.3.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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