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03/18/2011 12:34 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

March Madness 2011 Ratings Are Best In 20 Years

The first big televised day of March Madness drew the highest ratings for the tournament in 20 years.

The games, which were broadcast on CBS, TNT, TruTV and TBS, drew a combined 5.7 overnight rating--the highest since 1991. The ratings were also up 24% from the 2010 broadcast. CBS drew 9.6 million viewers for the prime time broadcasts, giving it a wide lead in the network ratings.

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