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Kentucky - UConn TV Ratings Down 10 Percent From Louisville - Michigan in 2013

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Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54 was a pretty fantastic National Championship game, with the underdog Huskies holding off the Wildcats to capture their fourth Title, which is as many as Duke has.

Ratings for the game on CBS were good, but not great: a 12.9 overnight, or down 10 percent from last year’s Louisville-Michigan classic, which pulled an overnight of 14.3. In 2012, the Kentucky-Kansas snoozer only did a 12.1 overnight. Did putting the Final Four on TBS hurt at all? Why didn’t UConn draw in the NYC market? Answers to these questions may emerge later.

What a fun tournament. Lots of close games – but only one true buzzer-beater – plenty of upsets, and some earth-shattering dunks. Let’s try to forget the bad refereeing. See you in seven months, college basketball.

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