Di 17 million view Baylor's championship win over Gonzaga

Uno stimato 16.92 million people watched Baylor win the national championship title by routing previously unbeaten Gonzaga on Monday, the Nielsen company said.

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That’s down nearly 14% dal 2019 title game between Virginia and Texas Tech. Last year’s NCAA basketball tourney was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Viewership declines are hardly unusual in today’s world. Awards show ratings have been cratering. Given that this year’s NCAA football championship saw its ratings plummet 27% per cento, the basketball ratings weren’t half bad.

This was the first men’s Final Four with no teams from the Eastern time zone, where nearly half of the country’s television viewers are located.

Saturday’s men’s semifinal — already considered a classic — where Gonzaga beat UCLA in overtime on a last-second shot was seen live by just under 15 un milione di persone.

Di domenica, the women’s NCAA championship, where Stanford edged Arizona, was seen by 4.08 un milione di persone, Nielsen said.

CBS handily won in the prime time ratings last week, media 6.1 million viewers. ABC had 3.8 million viewers, NBC had 3.7 milioni, Fox had 1.8 milioni, Univision had 1.3 milioni, Ion Television had 1.1 million and Telemundo had 940,000.

Fox News Channel led the cable networks, media 2.13 million viewers in prime time. TBS had 1.61 milioni, MSNBC had 1.59 milioni, ESPN had 1.42 million and HGTV had 1.16 milioni.

ABC “World News Tonightwon the evening news ratings race, media 7.9 million viewers. NBC’sNightly News” aveva 6.8 million and the “CBS Evening News” aveva 4.7 milioni.

For the week of March 29-April 4, the top 20 shows in prime time, their networks and viewerships:

1. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: UCLA vs. Gonzaga, CBS, 14.94 milioni.

2. “Legge & Ordine: SVU,” NBC, 8.03 milioni.

3. “Legge & Ordine: Organized Crime,” NBC, 7.86 milioni.

4. “60 Minuti,” CBS, 7.66 milioni.

5. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 7.35 milioni.

6. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.24 milioni.

7. “The Equalizer,” CBS, 6.99 milioni.

8. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: UCLA vs. Michigan, TBS, 6.89 milioni.

9. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.64 milioni.

10. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Arkansas vs. Baylor, CBS, 6.45 milioni.

11. “Chicago PD,” NBC, 6.42 milioni.

12. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 6.21 milioni.

13. “La voce” (Lunedi), NBC, 6.16 milioni.

14. “NCAA Basketball Studio Show,” CBS, 6.1 milioni.

15. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Oregon vs. Houston, CBS, 5.92 milioni.

16. “idolo americano,” ABC, 5.61 milioni.

17. “NCIS: Gli angeli,” CBS, 5.55 milioni.

18. NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: USC vs. Gonzaga, TBS, 5.4 milioni.

19. “Magnum, P.I.,” CBS, 5.37 milioni.

20. “United States of Al,” CBS, 5.31 milioni.

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