Now that the NCAA Tournament has tipped off, senior vice president for Nielsen Sports Tom Ziangas talks about how important March Madness is to the CBS brand as well as the basketball tournament's appeal to advertisers.
"The one thing you think about as far as the NCAA tournament is it's synonymous with CBS," said Ziangas. "I think advertisers understand that. That's why you have people like Coke and AT&T - and even GM is actually coming back to the tournament when they pulled out of the Super Bowl. Having that cache as far as that association of the tournament to the network and bringing in that great male 18+ demographic is something that very few advertisers see, and that's why they jump on board with the NCAA tournament."
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