Final Four 2014: UConn-Kentucky national title game tops Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings


Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Ryan Boatright (11) celebrates with the trophy as CBS announcer interviews guard Shabazz Napier (13) after the Huskies beat the Kentucky Wildcats in the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Monday night, the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament culminated with a tremendous title game match up between the UConn Huskies and the Kentucky Wildcats. In the end, UConn walked away with the six-point win and the national championship trophy in hand.

As expected, there were a lot of people watching the much-anticipated game, as well as interacting on social media, and this is evidenced by the fact that they took the runaway top spot in the Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for the evening.

It was an exciting contest that was back-and-forth down the stretch as the two programs battled one another for the ultimate prize in college basketball. The Huskies became the first seven seed to win the title, and this was the first national championship for second-year head coach Kevin Ollie.

The tournament action topped these ratings for the duration of the event, and will be sure to do so every year from here on out, more than likely.

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