Nielsens: 'Game of Thrones,' NCAA final

April 14, 2015 11:17 PM

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Thrones record. HBO's fifth-season premiere of Game of Thrones claimed a record 8 million same-day viewers Sunday, up from 6.6 million for last year's opener, followed by the returns of comedies Silicon Valley (a record 2.1 million) and Veep (1.1 million).

Sports beat. CBS's NCAA basketball championship drew 28.3 million viewers Monday, up from 21.3 million last year for its best showing since 1987. Overall, the tourney averaged 11.3 million, up 8%, for its best run since 1993. Sunday's final round of The Masters golf tournament claimed 14 million, up...

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