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Watchability report for the second week of the CBB season

This has been a solid week of viewing in my humble opinion, but as expected, not quite as good in all likelihood as next week when the best holiday tournaments fire up for "Feast Week." Here are the numbers so far:


Sunday, 11-14-21. Average margin of victory: 23.2 points per game. Number of games decided by single digits: 5 (14.3% of all games played). Number of Overtime games: 1 (double OT).


Monday, 11-15-21. Average margin of victory: 21.6 points per game. Number of games decided by single digits: 22 (36.1% of all games played). Number of Overtime games: 3 (one double OT).


Tuesday, 11-16-21. Average margin of victory: 23.0 points per game. Number of games decided by single digits: 17 (23.3% of all games played). Number of Overtime games: 2 (first triple OT game of the season).


Wednesday, 11-17-21. Average margin of victory: 17.4 points per game. Number of games decided by single digits: 16 (37.2% of all games played). Number of Overtime games: 3.


Thursday, 11-18-21. Average margin of victory: 18.1 points per game. Number of games decided by single digits: 20 (37% of all games played). Number of Overtime games: 3 (two double OT).


Friday, 11-19-21. Average margin of victory: 13.9 points per game. Number of games decided by single digits: 25 (40.3% of all games played). Number of Overtime games: 5 (one double OT).


Saturday, 11-20-21. Average margin of victory: 17.1 points per game. Number of games decided by single digits: 25 (36.8% of all games played). Number of Overtime games: 4.


Of note above, Sunday, 11-14, seems to clearly have been the WORST viewing day of the season so far. Again, this is not surprising as the networks (and schools) don't like to schedule marquee games on an early-season Sunday versus the NFL. We also see that the average margin of victory is dropping significantly as less schools are playing non-D1 schools, and as early-season tournaments are starting up, which tend to do a good job of pitting comparable teams together. With Saturday having been a little disappointing to me (but I dug the Purdue-UNC game), Friday, 11-19, may have been the best viewing day of the season so far. It had the lowest average margin of victory, tied for the second-most OT games (with much less games played than opening day), and had the highest percentage of single-digit outcomes. I found it entertaining, although I admit I fell asleep waiting for the Michigan-UNLV game to start. Oh well, I can't catch them all ...


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