A few days ago, I was thinking about how the NCAA basketball tournament would be different this year if ESPN had its way.
I’m talking about the bracket.
And ESPN’s coverage.
I had to wonder if this tournament would actually be as big a deal as the last two.
The NCAA tournament is one of the most exciting events in college basketball, the biggest showcase of the game and the most-watched sporting event in the world.
The first round, which will feature three teams and six games, is the most watched of the tournament.
But the tournament also has some of the best-known television ratings.
This year’s game is expected to draw more than 10 million viewers, according to Nielsen, a ratings leader.
The first round of the NCAA tournament in 2018.
AP Photo/Michael ConroyIt’s not just the national spotlight.
The tournament is broadcast on the Big Ten Network and ABC Sports Network, the flagship network of the Big 12 Conference, which holds a 20 percent share of the television market.
And the tournament is on ESPN2, a network that’s been in existence for years and is widely considered one of college basketball’s most successful sports networks.ESPN also has access to ESPN’s conference championships, which are broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
The finals of those championships are also on ESPN and ESPN2.
That’s a big part of why the tournament’s broadcast revenue has soared this year, according.
The games were a hit with fans this season, averaging about 2.6 million viewers in prime time, up from 1.9 million last year.
That’s up from a few million viewers for last year’s tournament.ESPN’s coverage has also grown significantly from the tournament last year, when the network averaged nearly 9 million viewers.
The network has seen the average ratings increase each year since last year by about 1 percent, according the Nielsen ratings data.
That increase came on top of an average increase of 4 percent from the first three rounds last year to this year’s finals.ESPN reported a 6.3 rating among 18-49s and a 2.3 among adults 25-54.
That was down slightly from the 7.4 and 2.5 ratings in the first two rounds last season.
But the growth has come at a cost, as ESPN has struggled to attract and keep eyeballs.
It has had to turn away fans who would normally watch its flagship shows like College Gameday and College GameDay.
It’s also been forced to lower the pay-per-view rates for the tournament, which have ranged from $25 to $15.
That led to some viewers tuning in with cable subscriptions instead of subscribing to ESPN.
The tournament’s ratings are not as important as the fact that the Big 10 Network, which has been in place since 2003, is now a part of ESPN’s network.
That means that ESPN’s programming is more closely watched and will be on the network for longer.
ESPN has been more successful at reaching the millennial audience that the NCAA is targeting in its bid for the 2024 men’s basketball championship, according a report from The Associated Press.
According to ESPN, that number is at 14.6 percent, which is the same number as last year and up from 13.6 in the previous three years.
The average audience in prime-time games on ESPN in the last three years has increased by about 5 percent.
ESPN’s prime-game audience has increased 17 percent from 2016 to 2017.
The percentage of 18-to-49-year-olds watching college basketball on ESPN rose from 16 percent in 2016 to 20 percent in 2017.
That growth, along with the fact ESPN has added the NCAA title game to its regular lineup, has helped it draw more viewers and increase ratings.
But it also means that a lot of viewers are watching the game on television, not on a smartphone.ESPN has a long history of doing sports programming on television.
Its ESPN2 broadcast of the Final Four in 2005 was one of ESPNs biggest sports hits.
That year, the network also aired the first ever NCAA basketball finals, which drew a record 6.1 million viewers and featured three teams.
It also had a special coverage of the 2015 NBA playoffs on ESPN.
As ESPN’s viewership has increased, so has its ratings, according for instance to Nielsen.
Last year, ESPN averaged 1.7 million viewers with a 1.4 in 18- to 49-year olds, up slightly from 1 million in 2016.
That growth is also reflected in the number of 18 to 49 viewers, which increased by 17 percent in the final three months of the year.
The number of viewers aged 18 to 24 rose from 1,738,000 to 1,929,000 in the year ending March 31, 2018.
And that number of 25-to 54-year old viewers jumped from 591,000, to 621,000.
The numbers for the NCAA finals are even better.