College Basketball TV Ratings (Part 2): Numbers For the Second Half of the Season

Posted by | March 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM

On Selection Sunday, here are ratings for the second half of the college basketball regular season. Click here to jump to the chart.

While ratings remained fairly low for most games, ESPN and CBS pulled in strong numbers for some high-profile matchups during the second half of the season. The four highest rated games of the season took place since January 21 — Michigan/Indiana on ESPN February 2 (2.5), Indiana/Michigan State on ESPN February 19 (2.3), Duke/Miami on ESPN March 2 (2.2), and the Indiana/Michigan rematch last Sunday (2.1).

For the season, six of the ten-highest rated games were Big Ten conference matchups, and seven of the top-ten involved a Big Ten team. Of the 678* games on CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and NBC Sports Network this season (Nov. 9 to Mar. 10), only six had a rating of 2.0 or higher.

A whopping 606 of the 678 games had less than a 1.0 rating. That includes 376 games that had between a 0.1 and 0.4, and an incredible 127 games that had a 0.0. Of note, every single game that had a 0.0 rating aired on ESPNU or NBC Sports Network.

Overall, college basketball games averaged 508,000 viewers on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU during the regular season. ESPN averaged 1.4 million for 135 games, up slightly from last year, and the network’s most-viewed college basketball season ever. Regular season averages were not available for CBS or NBC Sports Network.

For ratings/viewership during the first half of the season, click here. Ratings for conference tournament telecasts are not included in this post, but will be added if and when they become available.

Ten Highest Rated College Basketball Games This Season

# Date Time Away Home Conf. Net
Rating
1
Sat., 2/2/13 9:00 PM Michigan Indiana
Big Ten
ESPN
2.5
2
Tue., 2/19/13 7:00 PM Indiana Michigan State
Big Ten
ESPN
2.3
3
Sat., 3/2/13 6:00 PM Miami Duke
ACC
ESPN
2.2
4
Sun., 3/10/13 4:00 PM Indiana Michigan
Big Ten
CBS
2.1
T5
Sun., 1/6/13 4:00 PM Temple Kansas
Non-Conf.
CBS
2.0
T5
Tue., 11/13/12 9:00 PM Duke Kentucky
Non-Conf.
ESPN
2.0
7
Sun., 2/24/13 4:00 PM Michigan State Ohio State
Big Ten
CBS
1.9
T8
Sun., 3/3/13 4:00 PM Michigan State Michigan
Big Ten
CBS
1.8
T8
Sun., 2/10/13 1:00 PM Indiana Ohio State
Big Ten
CBS
1.8
T8
Tue., 11/27/12 9:30 PM North Carolina Indiana
Non-Conf.
ESPN
1.8


TV Ratings For Nationally Televised College Basketball Games (Jan. 21-Mar. 10)

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Numbers compiled from Son of the Bronx and Sports Business Daily
* Some games on NBC Sports Network included
* CBS Sports Network is not Nielsen-rated
* Does not include games on regional sports networks
Italics and double-asterisk (**) indicates overnight rating
Date
Rating
Away Home Time Net
Notes
WEEK TWELVE
Mon., 1/21/13
0.7 (972K)
Georgetown Notre Dame 7:30 PM ESPN
0.7 (970K)
Cincinnati Syracuse 3:30 PM ESPN
0.5 (680K)
Oklahoma St. Baylor 5:30 PM ESPN
0.4 (554K)
Texas Oklahoma 9:30 PM ESPN
0.0 (31K)
Bethune-Cookman Savannah St. 7:30 PM ESPNU
0.0 (22K)
Southern Alabama A&M 9:30 PM ESPNU
Tue., 1/22/13
1.0 (1.6M)
Kentucky Alabama 9:00 PM ESPN
1.0 (1.5M)
Michigan State Wisconsin 7:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (333K)
South Carolina Missouri 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (226K)
Pittsburgh Providence 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (167K)
Boston College Maryland 9:00 PM ESPNU
Wed., 1/23/13
1.1 (1.6M)
Duke Miami 7:00 PM ESPN
#1 Duke loses
0.8 (1.0M)
Georgia Tech North Carolina 9:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (273K)
TCU West Va. 7:30 PM ESPN2
0.1 (86K)
Iowa State Texas Tech 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (64K)
Denver New Mexico St. 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (27K)
South Florida Seton Hall 7:00 PM ESPNU
Thu., 1/24/13
0.8 (1.2M)
Purdue Michigan 7:00 PM ESPN
0.5 (744K)
UCLA Arizona 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (535K)
BYU Gonzaga 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (362K)
Tennessee Mississippi 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.0 (53K)
Stanford Colorado 10:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (22K)
Murray St. Tennessee Tech 8:00 PM ESPNU
Fri., 1/25/13
0.1 (64K)
Green Bay Milwaukee 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (76K)
Loyola (MD) Manhattan 7:00 PM ESPNU
Sat., 1/26/13
1.1 (1.8M)
North Carolina N.C. State 7:00 PM ESPN
1.0
Maryland Duke 1:00 PM CBS
0.8 (1.1M)
Louisville Georgetown 12:00 PM ESPN
0.8 (1.1M)
Oklahoma Kansas 4:00 PM ESPN
0.5 (728K)
Syracuse Villanova 11:00 AM ESPNU
0.4 (646K)
Temple Butler 6:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (589K)
Ohio State Penn State 12:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (481K)
Florida Mississippi St. 8:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (474K)
Alabama Tennessee 2:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (410K)
West Virginia Oklahoma St. 1:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (395K)
Vanderbit Missouri 5:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (294K)
Northwestern Nebraska 3:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (238K)
W. Kentucky Middle Tenn. 4:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (181K)
USC Arizona 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (146K)
New Mexico San Diego St. 4:00 PM NBCSN
0.1 (106K)
BYU Portland 10:30 PM ESPNU
0.0 (51K)
Dartmouth Harvard 2:00 PM NBCSN
Sun., 1/27/13
1.6
Michigan State Indiana 1:00 PM CBS
0.1 (149K)
FSU Miami 6:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (136K)
Creighton Southern Illinois 8:00 PM ESPNU
WEEK THIRTEEN
Mon., 1/28/13
1.0 (1.5M)
Kansas West Virginia 9:00 PM ESPN
0.9 (1.3M)
Pittsburgh Louisville 7:00 PM ESPN
0.1 (111K)
South Florida Marquette 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (28K)
Delaware Drexel 7:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (20K)
Alabama St. Texas Southern 7:00 PM ESPNU
Tue., 1/29/13
1.1 (1.7M)
Kentucky Mississippi 9:00 PM ESPN
0.9 (1.3M)
Wisconsin Ohio State 7:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (503K)
N.C. State Virginia 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (366K)
North Carolina Boston College 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (131K)
Vanderbilt Tennessee 7:00 PM ESPNU
Wed., 1/30/13
0.4 (538K)
Villanova Notre Dame 6:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (432K)
Texas Kansas State 8:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (112K)
Oregon Stanford 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (93K)
Oklahoma Baylor 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (77K)
DePaul St. John’s 9:00 PM ESPNU
Thu., 1/31/13
0.9 (1.4M)
Illinois Michigan State 7:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (918K)
Arizona Washington 9:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (455K)
Arkansas Alabama 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (351K)
Connecticut Providence 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (225K)
Gonzaga Loyola Mary. 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (174K)
Penn State Iowa 8:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (31K)
Oregon State California 10:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (26K)
Drexel George Mason 7:00 PM NBCSN
Fri., 2/1/13
0.0 (58K)
Manhattan Siena 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (27K)
Youngstown St. Detroit 9:00 PM ESPNU
Sat., 2/2/13
2.5 (4.0M)
Michigan Indiana 9:00 PM ESPN
#1 Michigan loses
1.1 (1.7M)
Kentucky Texas A&M 6:00 PM ESPN
1.0 (1.5M)
Syracuse Pittsburgh 12:00 PM ESPN
0.8 (1.1M)
Duke FSU 2:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (854K)
Tennessee Arkansas 4:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (453K)
Notre Dame DePaul 2:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (453K)
Kansas State Oklahoma 6:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (387K)
Baylor Iowa State 8:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (335K)
Wichita State Northern Iowa 4:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (252K)
Purdue Northwestern 12:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (244K)
Gonzaga San Diego 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (241K)
Mississippi Florida 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (144K)
Arizona State Washington 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (127K)
Cincinnati Seton Hall 11:00 AM ESPNU
0.1 (127K)
Ohio Akron 5:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (100K)
Nevada New Mexico 8:00 PM NBCSN
0.1 (70K)
Austin Peay Murray St. 1:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (52K)
Robert Morris LIU 3:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (48K)
Dayton Saint Louis 2:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (25K)
Columbia Princeton 6:00 PM NBCSN
1.2**
Miami N.C. State 4:00 PM CBS
St. John’s Georgetown
Sun., 2/3/13
0.9 (1.3M)
Marquette Louisville 2:00 PM ESPN
0.1 (119K)
Virginia Georgia Tech 3:00 PM ESPNU
WEEK FOURTEEN
Mon., 2/4/13
0.9 (1.3M)
Notre Dame Syracuse 7:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (866K)
Texas West Virginia 9:00 PM ESPN
0.1 (110K)
Seton Hall Pittsburgh 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (102K)
Oklahoma Iowa State 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (22K)
George Mason Old Dominion 7:00 PM NBCSN
Tue., 2/5/13
1.6 (2.4M)
Ohio State Michigan 9:00 PM ESPN
0.8 (1.0M)
Florida Arkansas 7:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (427K)
South Carolina Kentucky 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (287K)
Wake Forest North Carolina 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (164K)
Villanova DePaul 7:00 PM ESPN2
Wed., 2/6/13
0.5 (716K)
Baylor Oklahoma State 7:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (358K)
Kansas TCU 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (231K)
Connecticut St. John’s 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (154K)
Marquette South Florida 7:00 PM ESPN2
Thu., 2/7/13
0.9 (1.3M)
Indiana Illinois 7:00 PM ESPN
#1 Indiana loses
0.2 (237K)
Clemson Virginia 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.5 (680K)
Washington UCLA 9:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (412K)
Missouri Texas A&M 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (166K)
St. Mary’s Santa Clara 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.0 (45K)
Colorado Oregon 10:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (26K)
Belmont Murray State 8:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (24K)
Old Dominion Drexel 7:00 PM NBCSN
Fri., 2/8/13
0.1 (134K)
UNC-Asheville VMI 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (66K)
Siena Loyola (MD) 9:00 PM ESPNU
Sat., 2/9/13
1.4 (2.0M)
Michigan Wisconsin 12:00 PM ESPN
1.3 (2.0M)
Louisville Notre Dame 9:00 PM ESPN
5OT game
1.2 (1.6M)
North Carolina Miami 2:00 PM ESPN
1.1 (1.6M)
Kansas Oklahoma 4:00 PM ESPN
0.8 (1.3M)
Pittsburgh Cincinnati 6:00 PM ESPN
0.8
Mississippi Missouri 1:00 PM CBS
0.3 (419K)
Iowa State Kansas State 6:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (348K)
LSU Alabama 8:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (245K)
Illinois State Creighton 10:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (226K)
FSU Wake Forest 12:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (192K)
Stanford Arizona State 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (178K)
New Mexico UNLV 9:00 PM NBCSN
0.1 (159K)
Texas A&M Georgia 5:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (142K)
Penn State Nebraska 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (101K)
Temple Dayton 11:00 AM ESPNU
0.1 (78K)
Valparaiso Cleveland St. 4:00 PM ESPN2
0.0 (54K)
South Florida Villanova 3:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (39K)
Akron Miami (OH) 1:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (18K)
St. Mary’s San Diego 11:00 PM ESPNU
Sun., 2/10/13
1.8
Indiana Ohio State 1:00 PM CBS
0.6 (869K)
St. John’s Syracuse 3:00 PM ESPN
0.4 (661K)
Duke Boston College 6:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (139K)
Drake Evansville 8:00 PM ESPNU
WEEK FIFTEEN
Mon., 2/11/13
0.9 (1.4M)
Kansas State Kansas 9:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (884K)
Marquette Georgetown 7:00 PM ESPN
0.1 (87K)
TCU Oklahoma 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (34K)
Old Dominion Delaware 7:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (26K)
Alcorn State Ark. Pine-Bluff 9:00 PM ESPNU
Tue., 2/12/13
1.5 (2.2M)
Michigan Michigan State 9:00 PM ESPN
1.4 (2.0M)
Kentucky Florida 7:00 PM ESPN
0.1 (138K)
Virginia Tech Virginia 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (134K)
Seton Hall Rutgers 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (87K)
Alabama Georgia 9:00 PM ESPNU
Wed., 2/13/13
1.6 (2.4M)
North Carolina Duke 9:00 PM ESPN
0.9 (1.4M)
Syracuse Connecticut 7:00 PM ESPN
0.4 (535K)
Miami FSU 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (301K)
West Virginia Baylor 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (218K)
Oregon Washingtonn 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.0 (37K)
Oklahoma State Texas Tech 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (18K)
Providence South Florida 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (13K)
Cal State Fullerton Long Beach St. 11:00 PM ESPNU
Thu., 2/14/13
0.8 (1.1M)
Wisconsin Minnesota 7:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (775K)
St. John’s Louisville 9:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (391K)
Gonzaga St. Mary’s 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (179K)
LSU South Carolina 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (160K)
UCLA California 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (147K)
Iowa Penn State 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (35K)
USC Stanford 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (25K)
Belmont Tennessee St. 7:00 PM ESPNU
Fri., 2/15/13
0.7 (939K)
Georgetown Cincinnati 9:00 PM ESPN
0.1 (78K)
Iona Manhattan 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (33K)
Green Bay Cleveland St. 9:00 PM ESPNU
Sat., 2/16/13
1.5 (2.5M)
Duke Maryland 6:00 PM ESPN
1.0 (1.5M)
Purdue Indiana 2:00 PM ESPN
1.0
Kentucky Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS
Pittsburgh Marquette
0.9 (1.3M)
Missouri Arkansas 4:00 PM ESPN
0.7 (1.2M)
Texas Kansas 9:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (923K)
Villanova Connecticut 12:00 PM ESPN
0.4 (636K)
Va. Tech N.C. State 2:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (607K)
UCLA Stanford 4:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (330K)
Baylor Kansas State 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (308K)
Georgia Mississippi 8:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (199K)
Xavier Dayton 12:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (174K)
Detroit Valparaiso 6:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (146K)
Arizona State Colorado 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (129K)
San Diego State UNLV 9:00 PM NBCSN
0.1 (114K)
New Mexico St. Utah St. 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (105K)
Kent State Ohio 11:00 AM ESPNU
0.1 (97K)
Creighton Evansville 3:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (95K)
Mississippi State LSU 5:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (60K)
St. Joseph’s LaSalle 1:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (47K)
Princeton Harvard 7:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (30K)
Rutgers DePaul 1:00 PM ESPNU
Sun., 2/17/13
1.4
Ohio State Wisconsin 1:00 PM CBS
0.5 (708K)
Louisville South Florida 1:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (524K)
Miami Clemson 6:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (270K)
Wichita Illinois State 8:00 PM ESPNU
WEEK SIXTEEN
Mon., 2/18/13
0.8 (1.2M)
Notre Dame Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ESPN
0.7 (973K)
West Virginia Kansas State 9:00 PM ESPN
0.1 (65K)
Rutgers Villanova 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (58K)
Norfolk State Hampton 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (22K)
Hofstra Drexel 7:00 PM NBCSN
Tue., 2/19/13
2.3 (3.7M)
Indiana Michigan State 7:00 PM ESPN
1.1 (1.6M)
Florida Missouri 9:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (269K)
FSU N.C. State 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (218K)
Virginia Miami 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (81K)
LSU Tennessee 7:00 PM ESPNU
Wed., 2/20/13
0.7 (1.1M)
Kansas Oklahoma State 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (500K)
Providence Syracuse 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (434K)
Washington Arizona 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (170K)
Iowa State Baylor 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (157K)
Santa Clara Gonzaga 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (124K)
Oklahoma Texas Tech 7:00 PM ESPNU
Thu., 2/21/13
0.7 (991K)
Duke Va. Tech 9:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (954K)
Cincinnati Connecticut 7:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (316K)
Georgia Arkansas 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (290K)
California Oregon 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (270K)
BYU St. Mary’s 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.0 (42K)
Stanford Oregon State 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (20K)
Drexel Delaware 7:00 PM NBCSN
Fri., 2/22/13
0.2 (332K)
Saint Louis Butler 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (168K)
North Dakota St. Akron 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (89K)
Stephen F. Austin Long Beach State 9:00 PM ESPNU
Sat., 2/23/13
1.4 (2.0M)
Missouri Kentucky 9:00 PM ESPN
1.3 (2.0M)
N.C. State North Carolina 4:00 PM ESPN
1.3 (1.9M)
Georgetown Syracuse 4:00 PM CBS
0.6 (787K)
South Carolina Georgia 2:00 PM CBS
0.5 (758K)
Creighton St. Mary’s 6:00 PM ESPN
0.4 (613K)
Oklahoma State West Virginia 2:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (589K)
Clemson Maryland 12:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (533K)
Marquette Villanova 6:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (480K)
Arkansas Florida 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (305K)
San Diego State Murray State 8:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (232K)
Detroit Wichita State 4:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (157K)
Baylor Oklahoma 5:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (149K)
Ohio Belmont 10:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (125K)
Montana Davidson 3:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (117K)
New Mexico Colorado State 4:00 PM NBCSN
0.1 (107K)
Washington Arizona State 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (91K)
Providence Rutgers 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (70K)
Iona Indiana State 11:00 AM ESPNU
0.1 (68K)
E. Kentucky Valparaiso 1:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (48K)
Nevada San Diego State 6:00 PM NBCSN
Sun., 2/24/13
1.9 (3.1M)
Michigan State Ohio State 4:00 PM CBS
0.8 (1.1M)
Illinois Michigan 1:00 PM ESPN
0.5 (751K)
Cincinnati Notre Dame 2:00 PM CBS
0.2 (221K)
FSU Va. Tech 6:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (75K)
LIU Wagner 8:00 PM ESPNU
WEEK SEVENTEEN
Mon., 2/25/13
1.2 (1.8M)
Kansas Iowa State 9:00 PM ESPN
0.9 (1.4M)
Syracuse Marquette 7:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (243K)
Texas Tech Kansas State 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (78K)
Villanova Seton Hall 9:00 PM ESPNU
Tue., 2/26/13
1.5 (2.2M)
Indiana Minnesota 7:00 PM ESPN
#1 Indiana loses
1.1 (1.6M)
Florida Tennessee 9:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (285K)
Memphis Xavier 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (87K)
Wake Forest FSU 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (81K)
Auburn Alabama 7:00 PM ESPNU
Wed., 2/27/13
0.5 (775K)
Georgetown Connecticut 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (437K)
Oklahoma Texas 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (246K)
Colorado Stanford 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (148K)
Louisville DePaul 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (79K)
Oklahoma State TCU 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (62K)
St. Mary’s Pepperdine 11:00 PM ESPNU
Thu., 2/28/13
1.2 (1.8M)
Duke Virginia 9:00 PM ESPN
0.7 (1.1M)
North Carolina Clemson 7:00 PM ESPN
0.5 (789K)
Gonzaga BYU 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.4 (546K)
Ohio State Northwestern 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (388K)
Missouri South Carolina 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.0 (71K)
Oregon State Oregon 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (36K)
Utah California 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (34K)
Drexel Old Dominion 7:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (20K)
Morehead State Tennessee State 7:00 PM ESPNU
Fri., 3/1/13
0.1 (222K)
Loyola (MD) Iona 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.0 (77K)
Harvard Princeton 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (44K)
Fairfield Manhattan 9:00 PM ESPNU
Sat., 3/2/13
2.2 (3.4M)
Miami Duke 6:00 PM ESPN
1.5
Kentucky Arkansas 4:00 PM CBS
1.2
West Virginia Kansas 2:00 PM CBS
1.2
Louisville Syracuse 12:00 PM CBS
0.9 (1.4M)
Arizona UCLA 9:00 PM ESPN
0.7 (884K)
Alabama Florida 12:00 PM ESPN
0.7 (875K)
Notre Dame Marquette 2:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (772K)
Texas Oklahoma State 4:00 PM ESPN
0.4 (689K)
Kansas State Baylor 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (490K)
Vanderbilt Auburn 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (437K)
Butler VCU 12:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (378K)
Wichita State Creighton 2:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (185K)
BYU Loyola Mary. 11:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (180K)
Rutgers Georgetown 9:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (148K)
UNLV Nevada 4:00 PM NBCSN
0.1 (127K)
South Carolina Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (91K)
Colorado California 5:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (58K)
Harvard Penn 6:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (50K)
George Mason Delaware 2:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (30K)
Jacksonville St. Belmont 1:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (27K)
Valparaiso Green Bay 3:00 PM ESPNU
Sun., 3/3/13
1.8
Michigan State Michigan 4:00 PM CBS
0.8
FSU North Carolina 2:00 PM CBS
0.7 (973K)
Purdue Wisconsin 1:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (291K)
N.C. State Ga. Tech 6:00 PM ESPNU
Mon., 3/4/13
0.8 (1.0M)
Cincinnati Louisville 7:00 PM ESPN
0.7 (929K)
Baylor Texas 9:00 PM ESPN
0.2 (335K)
Texas Tech Kansas 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (28K)
Savannah St. N.C. A&T 9:00 PM ESPNU
Tue., 3/5/13
1.5 (2.3M)
Ohio State Indiana 9:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (956K)
Arkansas Missouri 7:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (484K)
Va. Tech Duke 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.2 (303K)
St. John’s Notre Dame 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (254K)
Alabama Mississippi 9:00 PM ESPNU
Wed., 3/6/13
0.9 (1.2M)
North Carolina Maryland 7:00 PM ESPN
0.4 (622K)
Georgetown Villanova 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.3 (473K)
West Virginia Oklahoma 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (337K)
Stanford California 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (267K)
Oklahoma State Iowa State 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (124K)
Connecticut South Florida 9:00 PM ESPNU
Thu., 3/7/13
1.0 (1.5M)
Wisconsin Michigan State 9:00 PM ESPN
0.9 (1.3M)
Kentucky Georgia 7:00 PM ESPN
0.3 (352K)
Virginia FSU 7:00 PM ESPN2
0.2 (251K)
Oregon Colorado 9:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (209K)
Long Beach State UC Davis 11:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (98K)
Butler UMass 7:00 PM NBCSN
0.0 (47K)
Penn State Northwestern 7:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (31K)
Oregon State Utah 9:00 PM ESPNU
Fri., 3/8/13
0.1 (182K)
Kent State Akron 7:00 PM ESPN2
Sat., 3/10/13
1.7 (2.8M)
Duke North Carolina 9:00 PM ESPN
1.3
Notre Dame Louisville 4:00 PM CBS
1.2
Florida Kentucky 12:00 PM CBS
1.1 (1.7M)
Kansas Baylor 6:00 PM ESPN
0.9 (1.3M)
Syracuse Georgetown 12:00 PM ESPN
0.9
UCLA Washington 2:00 PM CBS
0.7 (1.0M)
Missouri Tennessee 4:00 PM ESPN
0.6 (816K)
Marquette St. John’s 2:00 PM ESPN
0.4 (512K)
N.C. State FSU 2:00 PM ESPN2
0.1 (119K)
Texas A&M Arkansas 2:00 PM ESPNU
0.1 (90K)
Providence Connecticut 12:00 PM ESPNU
0.0 (52K)
San Diego State Boise State 3:30 PM NBCSN
0.0 (40K)
Cornell Harvard 5:30 PM NBCSN
0.0 (36K)
LaSalle Saint Louis 1:30 PM NBCSN
Sun., 3/10/13
2.1
Indiana Michigan 4:00 PM CBS
0.9 (1.3M)
Illinois Ohio State 12:30 PM ESPN
0.7
VCU Temple 12:00 PM CBS
0.3 (460K)
Maryland Virginia 6:00 PM ESPNU

* Does not include Kentucky/Louisville on December 29 or regional CBS action on February 2, as final ratings were not available for either telecast. The December 29 game had a 1.6 overnight, and the February 2 telecast had a 1.2 overnight.

(ESPN season averages from ESPN Media Zone)