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Turner Sports & CBS Sports’ Exclusive Coverage of 2018 NCAA Final Four Delivers Average Minute Audience of 13.4 Million Viewers Across All Platforms, Up 15%

CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of last night’s 2018 NCAA Final Four National Semifinals – Loyola (IL) vs. Michigan and Kansas vs. Villanova – generated an average minute audience of 13.4 million viewers across TBS, TNT, truTV and NCAA March Madness Live, an increase of 15% over televised only coverage of the Final Four in 2016, the last time the games aired across Turner networks (11.7 million viewers).

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Turner Sports and CBS Sports Announce Studio Programming Plans and Special Guests for 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in San Antonio

TBS’s Pregame Coverage on Saturday, March 31, Begins with At the Final Four presented by Infiniti at 3 p.m. ET, Followed by The Final Four Show at 4 p.m.

Saturday’s Special Opening Hour to Feature Former NCAA National Champions Candace Parker, Christian Laettner, Danny Manning and Kris Jenkins

Capital One Championship Central to Start Monday’s National Championship Coverage at 7 p.m. on TBS

NCAA Tip Times Announced for Regional Finals on Saturday, March 24, on TBS

CBS Sports and Turner Sports announce tip times and commentator teams for the Regional Finals of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 24, on TBS and via NCAA March Madness Live.  Kansas St. will take on Loyola (IL) in the first game at 6:09 p.m. ET, followed by Michigan playing Florida St. at 8:49 p.m.  The Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off pregame show will begin the day’s action at 5 p.m. with host Greg Gumbel and analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith.

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Acclaimed Rock Band THE KILLERS Perform “Shot at the Night” As Part of the 2014 NCAA MARCH MADNESS Marketing Campaign

As fans got pumped for some of the most exciting moments of the year, they were treated to rock band The Killers Shot at the Night as the 2014 featured musical backdrop for the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. Produced by Turner Sports and featured across a broad media portfolio spanning CBS Sports and Turner Sports platforms, the new content was filmed at The Skywalk outside of Grand Canyon National Park, and was designed to ignite the passion and thrill of NCAA March Madness.Since forming the band over 10 years ago, The Killers have gone on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide, headlined festivals across the globe, performed at the White House and picked up a myriad of awards. In celebration of their first decade together, the band released Direct Hits this past November, featuring tracks from their four incredible albums, along with two brand new songs, including Shot at the Night. The Killers is comprised of Brandon Flowers on vocals, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci.

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Turner Sports analyst Chris Webber talks with media during NCAA March Madness Media Day

Chris Webber will contribute to the networks' tournament coverage as a game analyst for the first time this year. Webber will join play-by-play commentator Marv Albert, analyst Len Elmore and reporter Craig Sager during the first two weeks of the tournament.

Turner Sports analyst Grant Hill speaks with a reporter during NCAA March Madness Media Day

Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will provide game analysis with play-by-play commentator Jim Nantz and reporter Tracy Wolfson throughout the NCAA Tournament, including their first time calling the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals and National Championship on television. 

Turner Sports & CBS Sports Name Bill Raftery & Grant Hill Game Analysts for 2015 NCAA® Final Four & National Championship

Turner Sports and CBS Sports today announced that Bill Raftery and Grant Hill will call the NCAA Final Four and National Championship this year. Hill and Raftery will join the team of Jim Nantz and reporter Tracy Wolfson to call games together throughout the 2015 NCAA Tournament, culminating with the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four and National Championship from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 

Turner Sports and CBS Sports studio team for the Final Four and National Championship

Ernie Johnson hosted studio coverage from the Final Four and National Championship with analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith – joined by Greg Gumbel and analysts Reggie Miller, Seth Davis and Grant Hill.