Two key bits of basketball-related business news. According to ESPN PR, Thursday night’s matchup with Duke and Notre Dame was the highest-rated quarterfinal game in ACC Tournament history. The game posted a 1.2 overnight rating.
Additionally: Along with Duke and Notre Dame, North Carolina’s win over Miami combine as the highest-rated primetime quarterfinals in tournament history. It’s a 71 percent increase over the 2017 quarterfinals. Of course, that nighttime portion of the bracket didn’t feature Duke or UNC.
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Combine as highest-rated ACC Primetime Quarterfinals on record and up 71% from last season’s ACC Primetime Quarterfinals pic.twitter.com/k0a6C1Ae4q
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) March 9, 2018
It also doesn’t hurt that Marvin Bagley — a must-see player — was featured of last night’s games, too. We will keep an eye on the semifinal ratings; those, too, could be record-setting, considering the teams involved.