Ratings for last night’s UConn-Butler didn’t turn out to be as disasterous as the game.
CBS earned an 11.7 rating, down 17.6% from last year’s matchup, which featured Butler and Duke. That game, which got a 14.2 national rating, turned out to be the most watched game since 2005, when North Carolina beat Illinois.
Last night’s game, which featured a record-low field goal percentage from Butler (18.8%), beat out three other title games in terms of ratings. The worst rated title game was the North Carolina-Michigan State game in 2009, which pulled in a 10.8 rating. The two other games that did worse was UConn-Georgia Tech in ’04 (11.0) and Florida-UCLA in ’06 (11.2).