TV Ratings: Lehigh's historic Duke upset good for a CBS win

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Fast National ratings for Friday, March 16, 2012 The Friday night NCAA tournament games helped CBS eek out a win, though the numbers were just over half what CBS typically pulls down on a Friday. The end of the huge upset of Lehigh over Duke was the largest hour of the night across any networks, earning 8.4 million viewers, while in the other two hours of primetime, ABC actually beat the basketball games.CBS averaged 6.2 million viewers on its way to a win, with a 3.9 rating/7 share in households. ABC was close behind with original programming, earning an average of 5.8 million viewers and a 3.8/7. NBC followed at 4.08 million viewers, 2.8/5, then FOX at 2.6 million, 1.6/3. The CW trailed at 1.61 million, 1.0/2.The NCAA tournament got a wider margin in the 18-49 adults demographic, winning with an average of 2.2, followed by ABC's 1.5, FOX's 1.1, NBC at 0.8 and the...


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