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College basketball - TV ratings of NCAA national championship games 2019

The statistic depicts the highest-rated broadcasts of the NCAA basketball tournament championship games from 1975 to 2019. The highest-rated game ever was the national championship game matchup of Michigan State and Indiana State in 1979 with a rating of 24.1.

College sports on TV

College athletics is organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which is the main governing body for college sports. The vast majority, about 80 percent, of the NCAA’s revenue is generated from television and marketing rights fees.

The NCAA college basketball tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is watched by millions of viewers each year and attracted more than 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in TV advertisement spending in 2018.

Highest-rated televised NCAA basketball national championship games from 1975 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

1975 to 2019

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