NCAA final breaks viewership record

April 08, 1992|By Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES -- Duke's victory over Michigan in Monday night's NCAA championship game was the sport's most-watched game, college or pro, in U.S. television history, according to figures released yesterday by the A.C. Nielsen Co.

CBS' coverage of the Blue Devils' 71-51 triumph was seen in 20.9 million households, topping the 19.8 million that viewed Villanova's 1985 upset of Georgetown. The pro record is 18.8 million for the seventh game of the 1988 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons.

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