Five-games decided by one point lead to highest overnight rating ever for first Thursday of NCAA tournament


Was Thursday the best day in the history of the NCAA tournament?

It made a very strong case. It also brought in a record-setting audience. The NCAA announced that 16 games on Thursday averaged a 6.6/14 overnight ratings/share, marking the highest rating ever for the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament.

Five games were decided by one point:

That doesn’t include the other four games decided by four points or fewer.

According to the Neislen ratings, this record-setting rating is up 10 percent from the 2014 NCAA Tournament.