Although Saturday night is often regarded as a dumping ground for the television networks, with most of the shows drawing the lowest ratings of the week, CBS had no problem attracting a massive audience for its coverage of the NCAA basketball Final Four Doubleheader. The telecast opened at 8:00 with 13.48 million viewers tuning in and although dipping a fraction in subsequent half hours, it came back strongly at 10:30 p.m. with 13.81 million viewers.