Kansas’ Victory Most-Considered Males’s Title Recreation on Cable TV | Sports activities Information

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas’ comeback victory over North Carolina to win the NCAA basketball championship was the most-viewed males’s title sport on cable tv.

The Jayhawks’ 72-69 win averaged 18.1 million viewers on TBS, TNT and truTV. It is usually a 4% improve over final yr’s title sport between Baylor and Gonzaga on CBS. This was the third time the championship sport was on Turner networks, however first since 2018. They had been speculated to have the 2020 last, however the match was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

All the match on CBS and Turner averaged 10.7 million viewers, a 13% improve over final yr.

Kansas’ 16-point rally, which was the largest comeback in championship sport historical past, was additionally the third most-watched school basketball sport in cable TV historical past. Saturday’s semifinal matchup between North Carolina and Duke, averaged 18.5 million, ranks second. The 2015 semifinal between Wisconsin and Kentucky — additionally on Turner — is No. 1 (22.63 million).

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