Exploring Opening Night NCAA Tournament Numbers in New York

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament got started Tuesday night with the newly created First Four teams on truTV. The doubleheader averaged a .6 rating in New York. Breaking it down further, the opening game registered a .7, while the nightcap scored a .6 rating.

Nationally, the games fared slightly better with an average rating of 1.0.

This season marks the first cooperative NCAA Tournament coverage between TruTV, CBS Sports, TBS,  and TNT. As part of the combining resources, Marv Albert will call his first NCAA Tournament action. The Nets’ play-by-play voice joins Turner colleagues Steve Kerr and Craig Sager on CBS Friday afternoon.