BRISTOL, Conn. -- Ratings for the NCAA women's basketball tournament on ESPN are up from last year and are the network's highest since 1999.
Ratings on ESPN through the regional semifinals rose from a 0.6 last year to 0.8. ESPN2 is averaging a 0.5 rating, up from last year's 0.3.
The men's tournament on CBS is averaging a 5.8 national rating, up from 4.5 last year.
The rating is the percentage of all homes with TVs, whether or not they are in use.