According to The Dagger, even though it has only been one night, March Madness has had the highest TV rating ever on CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV and has earned a 6.6 on the Nielson TV Rating Scale. It is the highest rating in Tournament opening day history. 10% higher than last year. The article is below.
Since I am not a basketball fan, I do not understand all the hype and excitement, however, respect the fans and the game. Sounds like March Madness is catching on across the country. The Superbowl did not have a big turnout when it started, so perhaps March Madness will become as big as the Superbowl someday. Who knows?