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NCAA Ratings Match Last Year
By: UCLA Athletics

March 16, 2001

NEW YORK (AP) - The first day of the NCAA tournament, loaded with upsets and close games, was a television success, according to the overnight ratings.

Thursday's 16 games - eight in the East Regional and eight in the West - drew a 4.7 overnight rating and an 11 share on CBS for the periods from noon to 5 p.m. EST and 7:30 p.m. to Midnight EST.

The numbers matched last year's opening-day figures, which were the best for the first day since 1994's 4.9/12. They also were among the few major sports events that have not shown ratings declines in recent months.

The overnights are based on 49 major markets. Full national ratings will be available later. The rating is the percentage of television households in the United States tuned to a telecast, and the share is the percentage watching a telecast among households with TVs in use at the time.

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 78 - 65
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
L, 73 - 75
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 53
Thursday, Feb 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 63 - 75
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 70 - 79
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 76
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 82 - 86
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
L, 71 - 95
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