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Like anything, its all about money and therefore TV ratings…


In the US, championship games are usually played in “Prime Time” i.e., the evening,

So as to secure the highest audience possible.


On the case of the NCAA Basketball Championship, the “Final Four” (National semi-finals) is played

Late Saturday afternoon and early evening with the National Championship played Monday



I believe CBS paid $1,000,000,000.00 for the TV rights for the NCAA, so they understandably wish to recoup their




The Super Bowl is similar; it used to be played Sunday at noon; but the TV ratings (and alcohol sales)

were much better later in the day, so now kickoff is typically at 6:15 pm EST.





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From: ken ng [mailto:zy7up(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:26 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Non Engineering question


Since we have tons knowledge engineering topics, I have one question about sport.  Why many final National champion games in USA are playing on Monday in lieu of Saturday or Sunday?

For example the basketball NCAA National Champion is on April 6 which is Monday.  I think football, hockey and many similar sports the National Champion will fall on Monday.