March Madness 2019: Game times, TV schedule

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An average of 19.6 million people watched as Virginia beat Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament championship game, an increase of 23% over last year.

The audience peaked at 23.5 million during overtime Monday night, according to Nielsen and CBS.

Last year's championship game between Villanova and Michigan averaged 16.5 million on TBS, TNT and TruTV.

The news was not all good for CBS, however. Monday was the first time since 2009 that a title game averaged less than 20 million on network television. The 2009 game between North Carolina and Michigan State averaged 17.7 million.

Overall tournament coverage across CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV averaged 10.5 million viewers, up 8% over last year.

CBS and Turner also said in a release that their NCAA March Madness Live set all-time tournament records in live streams (over 100 million) and live hours consumed (over 24 million).

National Championship, Monday, April 8

(3) Texas Tech 77 vs. (1) Virginia 85

Final Four, Saturday, April 6

(5) Auburn 62 vs. (1) Virginia 63

(3) Texas Tech 61 vs. (2) Michigan State 51

Elite 8, Sunday, March 31

(5) Auburn 77 vs. (2) Kentucky 71

(2) Michigan State 68 vs. (1) Duke 67

Elite 8, Saturday, March 30

(3) Texas Tech 75 vs. (1) Gonzaga 69

(3) Purdue 75 vs. (1) Virginia 80

Sweet 16, Friday, March 29

(3) LSU 63 vs. (2) Michigan State 80

(5) Auburn 97 vs. (1) North Carolina 80

(4) Virginia Tech 73 vs. (1) Duke 75

(3) Houston 58 vs. (2) Kentucky 62

Sweet 16, Thursday March 28

(4) Florida State 58 vs. (1) Gonzaga 72

(3) Purdue 99 vs. (2) Tennessee 94

(3) Texas Tech 63 vs. (2) Michigan 44

(12) Oregon 49 vs. (1) Virginia 53

Second Round (Round of 32), Sunday, March 24

(10) Iowa 77 vs. (2) Tennessee 83

(9) Washington 59 vs. (1) North Carolina 81

(9) UCF 76 vs. (1) Duke 77

(6) Buffalo 58 vs. (3) Texas Tech 78

(12) Liberty 58 vs. (4) Virginia Tech 67

(9) Oklahoma 51 vs. (1) Virginia 63

(11) Ohio St. 59 vs. (3) Houston 74

(13) UC Irvine 54 vs. (12) Oregon 73

Second Round (Round of 32), Saturday, March 23

(6) Maryland 67 vs. (3) LSU 69

(7) Wofford 56 vs. (2) Kentucky 62

(10) Florida 49 vs. (2) Michigan 64

(12) Murray State 62 vs. (4) Florida State 90

(9) Baylor 71 vs. (1) Gonzaga 83

(10) Minnesota 50 vs. (2) Michigan State 70

(6) Villanova 61 vs. (3) Purdue 87

(5) Auburn 89 vs. (4) Kansas 75

First Round (Round of 64), Friday, March 22

(7) Cincinnati 72 vs. (10) Iowa 79

(8) Ole Miss 72 vs. (9) Oklahoma 95

(3) Texas Tech 72 vs. (14) Northern Kentucky 57

(4) Kansas State 64 vs. (13) UC Irvine 70

(2) Tennessee 77 vs. (15) Colgate 70

(1) Virginia 71 vs. (16) Gardner-Webb 56

(6) Buffalo 91 vs. (11) Arizona State 74

(5) Wisconsin 54 vs. (12) Oregon 72

(8) Utah State 61 vs. (9) Washington 78

(1) Duke 85 vs. (16) North Dakota State 62

(3) Houston 84 vs. (14) Georgia State 55

(5) Mississippi State 76 vs. (12) Liberty 80

(1) North Carolina 88 vs. (16) Iona 73

(8) VCU 58 vs. (9) UCF 73

(6) Iowa State 59 vs. (11) Ohio State 62

(4) Virginia Tech 66 vs. (13) Saint Louis 52

First Round (Round of 64), Thursday, March 21

(7) Louisville 76 vs. (10) Minnesota 86

(3) LSU 79 vs. (14) Yale 74

(5) Auburn 78 vs. (12) New Mexico State 77

(4) Florida State 76 vs. (13) Vermont 69

(2) Michigan State 76 vs. (15) Bradley 65

(6) Maryland 79 vs. (11) Belmont 77

(4) Kansas 87 vs. (13) Northeastern 53

(5) Marquette 64 vs. (12) Murray State 83

(7) Nevada 61 vs. (10) Florida 70

(2) Kentucky 79 vs. (15) Abilene Christian 44

(6) Villanova 61 vs. (11) Saint Mary's 57

(1) Gonzaga 87 vs. (16) Farleigh Dickinson 49

(2) Michigan 74 vs. (15) Montana 55

(7) Wofford 84 vs. (10) Seton Hall 68

(3) Purdue 61 vs. (14) Old Dominion 48

(8) Syracuse 69 vs. (9) Baylor 78

First Four (Dayton, Ohio)

March 19

(16) Prairie View A&M 76 vs. (16) Fairleigh Dickinson 82

(11) Temple 70 vs. (11) Belmont 81

March 20

(16) NC Central 74 vs. (16) North Dakota State 78

(11) St. John's 65 vs. (11) Arizona State 74