Dribblers Vs. Dancers Tonight
The NCAA men's basketball championship game on CBS will tip off against the last half-hour of ABC's Dancing With the Stars tonight (Monday), then face the network's season premiere of The Bachelor. Still, the basketball game, between Florida and Ohio State, is expected to dominate, especially after Saturday's semifinal game between Florida and UCLA produced ratings that were 12 percent above last year's comparable contest. Meanwhile, NBC saw its ratings jump Sunday night as a second hour of Dateline at 8:00 p.m. won the hour with a 6.4 rating and a 10 share. The network held on to the lead at 9:00 with the game show Deal or No Deal scoring a 7.1/11 and beating a clips show of Desperate Housewives ("The Juiciest Bites"), which drew a 6.8/10. However, ratings for The Apprentice tanked in the 10:00 p.m. hour, registering a lowly 4.7/8 and placing third.